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    Can you give me a solution for converting CLOBS datatype to VARCHAR datatypes, all the documents I refer to talk about converting BLOBS to VARCHAR and when I try and apply the examples to CLOBS, get errors

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    Hi I am trying to use SQLPlus to connect to database directly using just the connect string (ie without referencing to tnsnames.ora) I have this in my tnsnames.ora POD = (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(H...


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