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Error in dbms_random.random

umar1farooq
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hi experts,

  The following error message is recieved in the resin.stderr
  java.sql.SQLException: ORA-01426: numeric overflow
  ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_RANDOM", line 188

  when following The following query is executes

  select user_id from ( select
  dbms_random.random, user_id from users where locale = 'es_usa and nickname is NOT NULL  and sex_id = 2
  and rownum <= 5000 order by 1 )

  what is this and why is this happening ?
regards,
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please try this:

  select user_id from ( select
  dbms_random.value(1,10000), user_id from users where locale = 'es_usa and nickname is NOT NULL  and sex_id = 2
  and rownum <= 5000 order by 1 )

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