How to get data from clob data type ?

Hi All,
i am using oracle 11g  1.2.1.0

i have below table
CREATE TABLE TABLE1
  (
    EMP_ID NUMBER NOT NULL ENABLE,
    NAME CLOB
  )

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 INSERT INTO TABLE1 VALUES(1,'thomos');

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  Now below is my query
 
  select DBMS_LOB.SUBSTR(NAME,1,4000) AS DESCRIPTION from TABLE1;
 
  output: i am getting as null
expexted: thomos

Regards
Thomos
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
check the docs for the syntax of dbms_lob.substr:
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/appdev.102/b14258/d_lob.htm#i999349

If is AMOUNT then OFFSET.  If is backwards from regular SUBSTR.

select DBMS_LOB.SUBSTR(NAME,4000,1) AS DESCRIPTION from TABLE1;
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