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ORA-00913: too many values tips

Oracle Error Tips by Burleson Consulting


Oracle docs note this about ORA-00913:

  • ORA-00913 too many values

    Cause: The SQL statement requires two sets of values equal in number. This error occurs when the second set contains more items than the first set. For example, the subquery in a WHERE or HAVING clause may return too many columns, or a VALUES or SELECT clause may return more columns than are listed in the INSERT.

    Action: Check the number of items in each set and change the SQL statement to make them equal.
  • To resolve case like these you should first be sure to have nls_numeric_characters='.,' where DBMS_REPCAT_RGT was executed. 

    • For SQLPLUS, use:

    SQL> alter session set nls_numeric_characters='.,';

    • For OEM, you may need to change the language that has been set in default in Windows locale using:

    Start> Control Panel>Regional Options

    It is important tat this behavior with ORA-00913 is associated with bug 2227755, and has been fixed in some versions. 

    Also, on the Oracle Technology Forums, a user is reminded that in order to avoid ORA-00913, you have to keep in mind that "you can update as many records as you want, as many as your undo can support."



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