Prepare for some ugliness using CLOB parameters in System.Data.OracleClient.
When you write provider-independent code in ADO.NET, you might find out long string support breaks with Microsoft’s provider for Oracle.
ExecuteNonQuery on your DbCommand fails with "ORA-01460: unimplemented or unreasonable conversion requested".
If you prepare a CLOB parameter using DbType.String, System.Data.OracleClient has a limit of 32768 characters for the parameter value.
Set the System.Data.OracleClient.OracleParameter.OracleDbType property to System.Data.OracleClient.OracleType.Clob.
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Set the parameter value when BeginTransaction has already been called on the DbConnection.
If you want to avoid referencing System.Data.OracleClient, try this (at your very own risk)
Type paramType = param.GetType();
param.DbType = DbType.String;
I know, it’s indiscrete and ugly. But it gets the job done and pays for breakfast.
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