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Performing string searches on CLOB files

Can you perform string searches on CLOB files (i.e., search on specific words or other information)?

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About the best you can do for CLOB fields is to use the DBMS_LOB supplied PL/SQL package. With the DBMS_LOB.INSTR function, you should be able to create some limited searching on CLOB fields.

This was first published in December 2003

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