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Extracting from LONG datatype column

I have a table with a column specified as the LONG datatype. When selecting data I get the following error: "ORA-00932: INCONSISTENT DATATYPE." Is there a quick way to extract this information? My Oracle version is 9.2.0.4.

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You can try to explicitly convert the LONG datatype to a character datatype with the TO_CHAR function:
SELECT TO_CHAR(my_long_column) FROM my_table; 
You can then store the returned value to a variable defined as the VARCHAR2 datatype.

This was first published in July 2006

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