RE: ** ORA-06502

From: A Joshi <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:04:09 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks Thomas, Jared for the response.    

  The issue was that I had defined a variable in sqlplus as    

  sqlplus> var v_f_name varchar2    

  then run the SP using exec by passing this v_f_name to the SP. I have used this type of definition for refcur too and it worked fine. Later I created a pl/sql block and defined it as v_f_name varchar2(50) and all was fine.    

  I will stick to pl/sql block unless I get details about missed with var definition. It is strange that it defines it as varchar2(1). And refcur works fine. Thanks   

"Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR)" <> wrote:


  What is the size of the receiving parameter and how much data are you storing into it?   

for example:    

  In your calling procedure, you declared something like:    

  calling_str varchar2(1);    

  procedure f_name_for_empid( 1,calling_str);   end;   

If the f_name_for_empid procedure passes back anything larger than varchar2(1), then you get the 6502 error. If you increase the size of the declaration of calling_str to varchar2(100) (or some other reasonable value) then the error would probably go away.   


  From: [] On Behalf Of A Joshi Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 9:47 PM
Subject: ** ORA-06502   

  I have a stored procedure with a out parameter defined as :

procedure f_name_for_empid(
empid in number,
f_name out varchar2 )

For some reason I am getting error ORA-06502 in the statement where I am setting f_name. I am able to set it to one char. However, if I set it to two or more char it gives error ORA-06502. I have similar bigger SP and all looks fine. Does anyone have similar experience and what could be reason. Thanks     

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