hsuk hsuk - 1 month ago 17x
SQL Question

How to increase dbms_output buffer?

I tried to debug my dynamic query via

but seems like the query string is too long for

I got :

ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_OUTPUT", line 148
ORA-06512: at line 1

Any idea how to increase the buffer size ?


You can Enable DBMS_OUTPUT and set the buffer size. The buffer size can be between 1 and 1,000,000.

dbms_output.enable(buffer_size IN INTEGER DEFAULT 20000);
exec dbms_output.enable(1000000);

Check this


As per the comment posted by Frank and Mat, you can also enable it with Null

exec dbms_output.enable(NULL);

buffer_size : Upper limit, in bytes, the amount of buffered information. Setting buffer_size to NULL specifies that there should be no limit. The maximum size is 1,000,000, and the minimum is 2,000 when the user specifies buffer_size (NOT NULL).