Receiving error when querying Oracle DB from SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2007-12-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
When I run the query below, I receive an error stating that Invalid Data for type numeric.  The query is being executed from SQL 2005 against a linked server to an Oracle DB.  If I select just the first record, it returns without issue.  However, when I run it against the entire dataset, I get the error.  From what I've read, this can occur if an integer is stored in a numeric field.  How can I get around this?  I'm not familiar with PLSQL.

select top 10 

cast([LE] as varchar(100))

,cast([DIV] as varchar(100))

,cast([LOCPROG] as varchar(100))

,cast([CC] as varchar(100))

,cast([ACCT] as varchar(100))

,cast([PROJ] as varchar(100))

,cast([PER_YEAR] as varchar(100))

,cast([PER_NUM] as varchar(100))

,cast([ACCT_DESCRIPTION] as varchar(100))

,cast([CSIGN] as varchar(100))

,cast([PERACT] as varchar(100))

,cast([PERIOD_STATUS] as varchar(100)) 

From OPENQUERY(gsiprod,


g.segment1 LE,

g.segment2 DIV,

g.segment3 LOCprog,

g.segment4 CC,

g.segment5 ACCT,

g.segment6 PROJ,

b.period_year Per_Year,

b.period_num Per_Num,

acct.description acct_description,

decode(substr(acct.compiled_value_attributes,5,1),''R'',-1,1) csign,

SUM(NVL(b.period_net_dr,0) - nvl(b.period_net_cr,0)) PerAct,

decode(s.closing_status,''C'',''Closed'',''P'',''Closed'',''Open'') period_status


gl.gl_period_statuses s,

(select * from apps.fnd_flex_values_vl where flex_value_set_id = 1002591) acct,

gl.gl_code_combinations g,

gl.gl_balances b,

report.calendar_445 cal

where 1=1

and s.set_of_books_id = b.set_of_books_id

and s.application_id = 101

and s.period_name = b.period_name

and acct.flex_value (+) = g.segment5

and g.code_combination_id = b.code_combination_id

and b.actual_flag = ''A'' 

and nvl(b.translated_flag,''USD'') = ''USD'' 

and (NVL(b.period_net_dr,0) - nvl(b.period_net_cr,0)) != 0

and g.segment5 between ''30000'' AND ''99999'' --Income Statement Accounts

and b.period_year in (cal.fiscalyear, cal.fiscalyear - 1, cal.fiscalyear - 2)

and cal.actual_date = trunc(sysdate) - 7


g.segment1 ,

g.segment2 ,

g.segment3 ,

g.segment4 ,

g.segment5 ,

g.segment6 ,

b.period_year ,

b.period_num ,


decode(substr(acct.compiled_value_attributes,5,1),''R'',-1,1) ,

decode(s.closing_status,''C'',''Closed'',''P'',''Closed'',''Open'') ')

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Question by:lovingatx
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Accepted Solution

imitchie earned 500 total points
ID: 20422405
Check that the these columns are not NUMERIC, they are being nvl-ed or compared to CHAR types

and b.actual_flag = ''A''
and nvl(b.translated_flag,''USD'') = ''USD''
and g.segment5 between ''30000'' AND ''99999'' --Income Statement Accounts

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31413211
Needed to cast all fields within the distributed query

Expert Comment

ID: 20855789
This problem seems to be caused by the 64 bit oracle driver. Pretty sure it's okay on 32 bit, but I'm struggling with this in a 64 bit world. Also, this only seems to occur with numeric values that end with a zero. I'm gonna upgrade the driver from Version 10.2 to 11.1 next week to see if the problem has been solved.

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