ORA-00932: inconsistent datatypes from Heterogeneous Service Database Link

There is an Oracle database link between Oracle and PostgreSQL database through Heterogeneous Service ( HS ).

The sql query is working fine in PostgreSQL database:

testdb=> \d test_tbl
Table "testuser.test_tbl"
Column  | Type                    | Collation | Nullable | Default
id      | double precision        |           |          |
s10     | character varying(10)   |           |          |
s20     | character varying(20)   |           |          |
s30     | character varying(2048) |           |          |

testdb=> select * from test_tbl;
id  | s10    | s20    | s30
1   | tets1 | test2 | Test Record 1

(1 row)

testdb=>select "id", substr("s10",1,5),
         from test_tbl;

id | substr | substr | substr
1  | test1  | test2  | Test Recor

(1 row)

While running the same query in Oracle database through Heterogeneous Service ( HS ) database link, get “ORA-00932: inconsistent datatypes” error. Sometimes you might get “ORA-02070: database does not support TO_CHAR in this context”.

SQL> select "id", substr("s10",1,5),substr("s20",1,5),substr("s30",1,10) 
      from "test_tbl"@PGLINK;
select "id", substr("s10",1,5),substr("s20",1,5), substr("s30",1,10) 
from "test_tbl"@PGLINK
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00932: inconsistent datatypes: expected CHAR got LONG

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