How to get the Length or size of the clob?

How can I change this code so its gets the size of the CLOB? Currently I get the length of the buffer and it prints is 4 times.  But I need to get the size of the CLOB to WRITE it!

What should I use?

       l_clobWriter.write(l_buffer,0,l_buffer.length);   // Write to Clob

Here's the entire code.....

public void writeStringToClob(int i_issue_id, String s_description) {

 Connection   x_conn = (Connection) ox_pool.checkout ();
 Statement    x_stmt = null;
 s_description = "TEST THE 4000 character limit";

cdebug.println ("\n\nTESTING:  " + s_description);

    try {
           x_stmt = x_conn.createStatement();
//        cdebug.println("x_statment: " + x_stmt.toString());

      ResultSet  l_lobDetails = x_stmt.executeQuery(
          "SELECT DESCR FROM ISSUE WHERE ISSUEID="+ Integer.toString ( i_issue_id ) + " FOR UPDATE");
        // load the rest of the description into the Clob Column

        if ( )

        Clob l_clobDescr = l_lobDetails.getClob(1);
        Writer l_clobWriter = ( (oracle.sql.CLOB)l_clobDescr).getCharacterOutputStream();
          cdebug.println ("TESTING GET CLOB:  " + l_lobDetails.getClob(1));

// l_clobStream = l_clobDescr.getCharacterStream();

        //Read from Char Stream and  write to Clob Stream
        char[] l_buffer = new char[10*1024];  // buffer holding the characters being transferred
           l_buffer = s_description.toCharArray();
        for (int i = 0; i<l_buffer.length; i++){   // Read from StringBuffer
            cdebug.println (" GOT BUFFER: " + l_buffer[i]);
            l_clobWriter.write(l_buffer,0,l_buffer.length);   // Write to Clob

            //cdebug.println ("Result: " + l_clobDescr);

//        l_clobStream.close();  // close reader
        l_clobWriter.close();  // close writer

           l_lobDetails.close();  // close resultset
        x_stmt.close();        // close statement
        x_conn.close();        // close connection

        } catch (Exception ex) {
           cdebug.println ( "GtsNewIssue writeStringToClob caught error in getting the String");
           cdebug.println ("GtsNewIssue caught error: " + ex.toString() );

ox_pool.checkin ( x_conn );

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srikant033100Connect With a Mentor Commented:
SQL>  create table abc (a number,b clob);

Table created.

SQL> insert into abc values(1,'abcdefg');

1 row created.

SQL> commit;

select dbms_lob.getlength(b) from abc;



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sdesarAuthor Commented:
i know how to get the length as you describe above.

What I need is how should I use the READER to
read the string and allocate the length.
Because with the code above - the string gets repeated upto 32k.

Any suggestions please!

PS .. I will increase the points!
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