A common error encountered while doing an object Checkout/Get is –
Siebel-ERR-1109: Unable to read value from export file (Data length (4) > Column definition (1));
Siebel Tools error during checkout / get are almost associated with the local repository having a different schema. In general, to resolve this issue, we generate a new database template and do a database extract. Then reinitialize the local database to solve the issue.
Alternatively you can perform the below steps to resolve the issue:
Go to Windows Start ->Run->Regedit
Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI
Add a new key (If not already available) with your Oracle Connections name (example ->DEVSIEBEL, TESTSIEBEL, PFIXSIEBEL etc.)
Add the following string values for the new key.
PacketSize = 0
EnableScrollableCursors = 0
ColumnsAsChar = 1
ColumnSizeAsCharacter = 1
You are all set & you can do checkout / get without any error. This Registry tweak also enables the Checkout button in case it is greyed out.