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"Oracle Error ORA-01461: can bind a LONG value only for insert into a LONG column" error in Empower message center - WKB3177

Article number: 3177

SYMPTOMS

  • Third injection stops with the following error messages in the message center:
    • Oracle Error ORA-01461: can bind a LONG value only for insert into a LONG column
    • UPDATE CHROMATOGRAM SET INFO = :info WHERE ID = :id
    • Instrument Failure ACQ-CM#(serial number)
    • Recovered Sample Set from file C:\Empower\InstrumentServer\"NODE NAME"\EMPOWER2\"PROJECT NAME"\Sampset.dat

ENVIRONMENT

  • Empower 3 Enterprise
  • LAC/E box (LAC/E/LAC/E 32)

CAUSE

There are two possible causes:

1) Antivirus is performing a scan and update to definitions during an acquisition.

2) Custom fields are changed multiple times after the data was already saved in the database.

FIX or WORKAROUND

  1. Copy the data to a new cloned project.
  2. Restart the LAC/E box.
  3. Rerun the sample set.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Waters recommends that you exclude all Empower folders and files from any antivirus scanning software.


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