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Error: "ORA-21500: internal error code, arguments: [%s], [%s], [%s]" when pulling Spatial data from Oracle using Input data tool


Environment Details

Using the Input Data tool to connect to an Oracle table that contains spatial data, the following error occurs:


Input Data (1): Error OCIStmtFetch: ORA-21500: internal error code, arguments: [%s], [%s], [%s], [%s], [%s], [%s], [%s], [%s]


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  • Alteryx Designer
    • All versions
  • Oracle database
    • 12c +
    • ST_Geometry data type



  • The table containing the spatial data is stored using the ST_Geometry data type.
  • Related to an internal Oracle error. For further information on the Oracle error please see Oracle's Metalink Note:49375.1.




Convert the Table or View to use the SDO_Geometry data type instead and create a new input tool to connect to the new Oracle object. Consult an Oracle DBA for assistance. See the Oracle documentation for more information.


Additional Information


  • Oracle's Metalink Note:49375.1
    • (Requires active Oracle support account.)