OracleLob.CopyTo Method (OracleLob)

Copies from this OracleLob to a destination OracleLob.

Namespace: System.Data.OracleClient
Assembly: System.Data.OracleClient (in

Public Function CopyTo ( _
	destination As OracleLob _
) As Long
Dim instance As OracleLob
Dim destination As OracleLob
Dim returnValue As Long

returnValue = instance.CopyTo(destination)
public long CopyTo (
	OracleLob destination
public function CopyTo (
	destination : OracleLob
) : long
Not applicable.



The destination OracleLob.

Return Value

The number of bytes copied. This excludes any padded bytes.

Exception typeCondition


The OracleLob specified in the destination parameter is null.


The operation is not within a transaction, the OracleLob object is null, or the connection is closed.


An Oracle error has occurred.

The underlying data types must always be the same. For example, if you are copying from an NClob, the destination OracleLob must also be an NClob.

If the destination offset is beyond the end of destination LOB, the LOB to which the data is being copied is extended. The space between the end of the LOB and the destination offset beyond the end is padded with zeros for BLOB data types and spaces for CLOB and NCLOB data types.

To write to the LOB, you must have retrieved the LOB using the FOR UPDATE clause in the SQL SELECT statement, and you must have a local transaction started.


In this release, a write operation to a read-only LOB might succeed, but not update the LOB on the server. In this case, however, the local copy of the LOB will be updated. Therefore, later read operations on the OracleLob object might return the results of the write operation.

The CopyTo method does not clear the contents of the destination OracleLob before performing the copy operation.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

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