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maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
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TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
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cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated


Subbiah, Nagarajan



We are running an update statement (stripping off all HTML tags from the not
nullable clob and saving into another clob column, which can be null) and
getting this error:

(Error): ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer
too small ORA-06512: at "SYS.OWA_PATTERN", line 885 ORA-06512: at
"SYS.OWA_PATTERN", line 1128 ORA-06512: at "SYS.OWA_PATTERN", line 1165
ORA-06512: at "PPL.PPL", line 875

Any idea why? The length of the column is only 10,000. The works for the
column length upto 10,000 and when the column length is close to 11,000 this
throws an error.

Function which is called in the update statement:

-- Function : StripAllHTMLTags
-- Purpose : Remove All HTML tags
   p_HTMLString   IN CLOB
   v_GoodHTML CLOB;

   v_GoodHTML := p_HTMLString;

   v_GoodHTML := REPLACE(v_GoodHTML, '&', '&');
   v_GoodHTML := REPLACE(v_GoodHTML, ' ', ' ');
   v_GoodHTML := REPLACE(v_GoodHTML, ' "', '''');

   OWA_PATTERN.CHANGE(v_GoodHTML, '<[^>]+>','','gi');
   OWA_PATTERN.CHANGE(v_GoodHTML, '\&[^;]+;', ' ', 'gi');

 END StripAllHTMLTags;