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Oracle and CLOBs: string literal too long

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We're currently writing a VB app that uses Oracle in the backend.

And, in attempting to insert data into a table with a CLOB column, we're getting the following error:

ORA-01704     string literal too long


Now, I understand that there is a 2000 character limitation when using a straight INSERT pass-through statement. But, what are the other options?

Unfortunately, we cannot use stored procedures, and we cannot use OO4O (strictly ADO).

How does this affect me on UPDATES, also?


TIA,
-Jason
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Change your provider from the "Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Oracle" to the Oracle Provider for OLE DB.
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By the way I may have spoken to soon.  I have been using an Insert statement with the Oracle native provider.  However I just noticed that the maximum length is 1982.

There does seem to be a workaround, take a look at the following article on MSDN:

PRB: Error "String Literal Too Long" using Update or Insert on Oracle Table Q233515
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by:Anthony Perkins
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I meant to say that the longest field is currently 1982, so I have not bridged yet the 2000 barrier.
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Per recommendation, force-accepted.

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