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ORA-01026: multiple buffers of size>4000in the bind list tips

Oracle Error Tips by Donald Burleson(S. Karam)


The Oracle docs note this on the ora-01026 error:

ORA-01026: multiple buffers of size > 4000 in the bind list
Cause: More than one long buffer in the bind list.
Action: Change the buffer size to be less than 4000 for the bind variable bound to a normal column.

When more than one long buffer is in a bind list, the error ORA-01026 will be thrown.  Oracle documentation advises that you change the bind variable, which is bound to a normal column, to have a buffer size which is less than 4000. 

Some have found that the Oracle documentation concerning ORA-01026 can be deceptive, as the error can come up even when the appropriate bind variables are minimal loads. The most frequent causes of ORA-01026 are:

  • incorrect NLS_LANG environment variable setting OR
  • bugs within the system

Keep in mind that tracking ORA-01026 is a challenging task, and it seems that there has not been a test case created to be able to see if ORA-01026 concerns DBD::Oracle, or not.




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