Oracle SecureFile LOBs in 11G – Oracle Database 11G release 2 (11.2)

This article describes new feature of 11g SecureFile LOB.

In new version 11g Oracle decided to create new type large objects (LOB) called Secure Files. It offers many new benefits versus old version of LOB called in 11g release BasicFile:

  • performance
  • intelligent compression
  • transparent decryption
  • easier management and development

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ORA-22992, ORA-64202 cannot use LOB locators selected from remote tables

If you want try to select CLOB column via database link then you get error ORA-22992

select * from <TABLE_NAME>@<DATABASE LINK>;

ORA-22992: cannot use LOB locators selected from remote tables
22992. 00000 -  "cannot use LOB locators selected from remote tables"
*Cause:    A remote LOB column cannot be referenced.
*Action:   Remove references to LOBs in remote tables.

This article shows how to avoid this error

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