We are getting ORA-01406 error while trying to build an index over Oracle DB using Sphinx:
root@bdt:~# ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/ NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.UTF8 indexer bsrpIndex --rotate Sphinx 2.2.6-id64-release (r4843) Copyright (c) 2001-2014, Andrew Aksyonoff Copyright (c) 2008-2014, Sphinx Technologies Inc (http://sphinxsearch.com) using config file '/etc/sphinxsearch/sphinx.conf'... indexing index 'bsrpIndex'... ERROR: index 'bsrpIndex': sql_fetch_row: [Oracle][ODBC][Ora]ORA-01406: fetched column value was truncated . total 648 docs, 16082835 bytes total 18.330 sec, 877377 bytes/sec, 35.35 docs/sec total 0 reads, 0.000 sec, 0.0 kb/call avg, 0.0 msec/call avg total 0 writes, 0.000 sec, 0.0 kb/call avg, 0.0 msec/call avg root@bdt:~#
We are using Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Release 188.8.131.52.0 - 64bit Production. We understand that this error relates to the buffer size on client side but we are not sure how to configure it. We are using the ODBC driver. Basically, two fields that prevent the Sphinx index to be created are of VARCHAR2(4000) and VARCHAR(100) types. If we remove them from the query in Sphinx config the index builds without an error.
So, the question is: what can we do to extend this client side buffer to handle big columns data properly?