How to resolve ORA-01405 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the purpose and how to unravel the ORA-01405 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you stumble upon an ORA-01405 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01405: fetched column value is NULL

Cause

You tried to execute a FETCH, however the INTO clause again a NULL value.

Resolution

The option(s) to resolve this Oracle error are:

Option #1

Try the usage of the NVL characteristic to substitutes a value when a null value is encountered.

Option #2

Try re-writing your cursor so that no NULL values are returned.