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TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer [message #590150] Mon, 15 July 2013 07:12 Go to next message
vivaciouswacky
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Hi,
Please find below my code and the error I am getting is "TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer is too small". request you to kindly let me know what has to be done

Declare
vRow APITypes.typeExtractRecord := Extract.GetCurrentRecord();
begin
if vRow.EntType in ('F') then
if vRow.Device = 'P' and vRow.EntCode in ('10') then
if Retailer in ('0','1','2','3') then
vRow.Device := Z;
vRow.EntCode := 99;
end if;
end if;
if vRow.EntType in ('S') then
if vRow.Device = 'Z' and vRow.EntCode in ('96','99') then
if Retailer in ('0','1','2','3') then
vRow.Device := P;
vRow.EntCode := 96;
end if;
end if;
Extract.setcurrentRecord(vRow);
end;
Re: TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer [message #590152 is a reply to message #590150] Mon, 15 July 2013 07:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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It happens, for example, when you try to put 123 into a NUMBER(2) variable (3-digits number into a variable that can hold up to 2 digits) or 'A' into a NUMBER variable (a character into a NUMBER datatype variable). This:
vRow.Device := Z; 
and
vRow.Device := P; 
look suspicious.
Re: TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer [message #590154 is a reply to message #590150] Mon, 15 July 2013 07:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cookiemonster
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Welcome to the forum

Please read and follow How to use [code] tags and make your code easier to read?

That error means that you're trying to assign data to a variable that isn't big enough to hold the data. Like if you set a varchar2(1) variable to 'AA'.
Since we don't know what line is throwing the error, or what datatypes make up the record you're using we can't tell you what to change to make it work.
Re: TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer [message #590224 is a reply to message #590154] Tue, 16 July 2013 00:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vivaciouswacky
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Hi,

Thanks for your replies. The error is in line number 9!!!
Re: TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer [message #590228 is a reply to message #590224] Tue, 16 July 2013 00:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Line 9 is ... END IF, isn't it? That's highly unusual place to raise numeric or value error.
Re: TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer [message #590239 is a reply to message #590228] Tue, 16 July 2013 03:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cookiemonster
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As LF says, that's in END IF in what you posted above.
So show us which line is raising the error, because it is not that one.
Re: TWR--6502: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer [message #590264 is a reply to message #590150] Tue, 16 July 2013 07:57 Go to previous message
joy_division
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vivaciouswacky wrote on Mon, 15 July 2013 08:12

if vRow.Device = 'P' and vRow.EntCode in ('10') then
...
vRow.EntCode := 99;


How can EntCode be a character string in one case and a number in the next case?

This is really poor and sloppy coding. The following is even worse as in one case, yuo are chacking for a literal string and in the other you are assigning a value of variable, which is probably not declared anywhere.

vRow.Device := Z;
...
if vRow.Device = 'Z'

The entire code needs to be revisited and fixed.

[edit] found more errors.

[Updated on: Tue, 16 July 2013 08:00]

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