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Good morning, I am trying to replicate the northwind sample database in oracle 11.1.0.7.
The employees table is set up with 2 blob fields, one of which (NOTES)should contain a text string.
The inserts fail on this column with the error: " ORA-01465 Invalid hex number"

This is one of the insert statements:
INSERT INTO Employees(EmployeeID, LastName, FirstName, Title, TitleOfCourtesy, BirthDate, HireDate, Address, City, Region, PostalCode, Country, HomePhone, Extension, Photo, Notes, ReportsTo, PhotoPath) VALUES (2, 'Fuller', 'Andrew', 'Vice President, Sales', 'Dr.', TO_DATE('1952-02-19 00:00:00','yyyy-mm-dd hh24:mi:ss'), TO_DATE('1992-08-14 00:00:00','yyyy-mm-dd hh24:mi:ss'), '908 W. Capital Way', 'Tacoma', 'WA', '98401', 'USA', '(206) 555-9482', '3457', null, 'Andrew received his BTS commercial in 1974 and a Ph.D. in international marketing from the University of Dallas in 1981.  He is fluent in French and Italian and reads German.  He joined the company as a sales representative, was promoted to sales manager in January 1992 and to vice president of sales in March 1993.  Andrew is a member of the Sales Management Roundtable, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Rim Importers Association.', null, 'http://accweb/emmployees/fuller.bmp');
Here is the DDL of the table:
CREATE TABLE "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" 
   (	"EMPLOYEEID" NUMBER(10,1) NOT NULL ENABLE, 
	"LASTNAME" VARCHAR2(20) NOT NULL ENABLE, 
	"FIRSTNAME" VARCHAR2(10) NOT NULL ENABLE, 
	"TITLE" VARCHAR2(30), 
	"TITLEOFCOURTESY" VARCHAR2(25), 
	"BIRTHDATE" DATE, 
	"HIREDATE" DATE, 
	"ADDRESS" VARCHAR2(60), 
	"CITY" VARCHAR2(15), 
	"REGION" VARCHAR2(15), 
	"POSTALCODE" VARCHAR2(10), 
	"COUNTRY" VARCHAR2(15), 
	"HOMEPHONE" VARCHAR2(24), 
	"EXTENSION" VARCHAR2(4), 
	"PHOTO" BLOB, 
	"NOTES" BLOB, 
	"REPORTSTO" NUMBER, 
	"PHOTOPATH" VARCHAR2(255)
   ) PCTFREE 10 PCTUSED 40 INITRANS 1 MAXTRANS 255 NOCOMPRESS NOLOGGING
  STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
  PCTINCREASE 0 FREELISTS 1 FREELIST GROUPS 1 BUFFER_POOL DEFAULT)
  TABLESPACE "NORTWIND" 
 LOB ("PHOTO") STORE AS BASICFILE (
  TABLESPACE "NORTWIND" ENABLE STORAGE IN ROW CHUNK 8192 RETENTION 
  NOCACHE NOLOGGING 
  STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
  PCTINCREASE 0 FREELISTS 1 FREELIST GROUPS 1 BUFFER_POOL DEFAULT)) 
 LOB ("NOTES") STORE AS BASICFILE (
  TABLESPACE "NORTWIND" ENABLE STORAGE IN ROW CHUNK 8192 RETENTION 
  NOCACHE NOLOGGING 
  STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
  PCTINCREASE 0 FREELISTS 1 FREELIST GROUPS 1 BUFFER_POOL DEFAULT)) ;
 
  CREATE INDEX "NORTHWIND"."LASTNAME" ON "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" ("LASTNAME") 
  PCTFREE 10 INITRANS 2 MAXTRANS 255 NOLOGGING 
  STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
  PCTINCREASE 0 FREELISTS 1 FREELIST GROUPS 1 BUFFER_POOL DEFAULT)
  TABLESPACE "NORTWIND" ;
 
  CREATE INDEX "NORTHWIND"."POSTALCODE" ON "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" ("POSTALCODE") 
  PCTFREE 10 INITRANS 2 MAXTRANS 255 NOLOGGING 
  STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
  PCTINCREASE 0 FREELISTS 1 FREELIST GROUPS 1 BUFFER_POOL DEFAULT)
  TABLESPACE "NORTWIND" ;
 
  CREATE UNIQUE INDEX "NORTHWIND"."SYS_IL0000072054C00015$$" ON "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" (
  PCTFREE 10 INITRANS 2 MAXTRANS 255 
  STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
  PCTINCREASE 0 FREELISTS 1 FREELIST GROUPS 1 BUFFER_POOL DEFAULT)
  TABLESPACE "NORTWIND" 
  PARALLEL (DEGREE 0 INSTANCES 0) ;
 
  CREATE UNIQUE INDEX "NORTHWIND"."SYS_IL0000072054C00016$$" ON "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" (
  PCTFREE 10 INITRANS 2 MAXTRANS 255 
  STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
  PCTINCREASE 0 FREELISTS 1 FREELIST GROUPS 1 BUFFER_POOL DEFAULT)
  TABLESPACE "NORTWIND" 
  PARALLEL (DEGREE 0 INSTANCES 0) ;
 
  ALTER TABLE "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" MODIFY ("EMPLOYEEID" NOT NULL ENABLE);
 
  ALTER TABLE "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" MODIFY ("LASTNAME" NOT NULL ENABLE);
 
  ALTER TABLE "NORTHWIND"."EMPLOYEES" MODIFY ("FIRSTNAME" NOT NULL ENABLE);

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