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Request #68326 Data from NCLOB column is not returned from PDO_OCI Statement
Submitted: 2014-10-29 19:23 UTC Modified: 2014-10-30 10:41 UTC
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Status: Open Package: PDO OCI
PHP Version: 5.4.34 OS: Mac OS X
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 [2014-10-29 19:23 UTC] contact at greg dot md
I have compiled last sources from

Data from NCLOB type is not returned in the row. From CLOB or NVARCHAR2 is all ok.

Test script:
$options = array(

$dbh = new PDO('dns', 'username', 'password', $options);

$stmt = $dbh->query('select NCLOB_COLUMN from TABLE');

$row = $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);



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 [2014-10-30 10:41 UTC]
-Type: Bug +Type: Feature/Change Request
 [2014-10-30 10:41 UTC]
This is "expected" since support for NCLOB or NVARCHAR has not been implemented in PDO_OCI (or to the OCI8 extension).

From :

"Oracle recommends using SQL CHAR, VARCHAR2, and CLOB data types in
AL32UTF8 database to store Unicode character data. Use of SQL NCHAR,
NVARCHAR2, and NCLOB should be considered only if you must use a
database whose database character set is not AL32UTF8."
 [2014-10-30 11:22 UTC] contact at greg dot md

I have tested via oci, and it is working fine with NCLOB data type. That's why I thought it is a bug.

$dbh = oci_connect($username, $passwd, $tsa, 'UTF8');
$stmt = oci_parse($dbh, 'select * from "Feedbacks"');
$row = oci_fetch_array($stmt, OCI_ASSOC+OCI_RETURN_LOBS);
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