DELETE_VAR on 4000+ char XML gives ORA-19011 error

Document ID : KB000088071
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Error Message :
ORA-19011: Character string buffer too small.

If the Automation Engine has an Oracle DB backend, when using the script command DELETE_VAR on an XML Variable of over 4000 characters, the command will fail and display the above error.
Environment:
OS Version: N/A
Cause:
Cause type:
Defect
Root Cause: If you use the Automation Engine with an Oracle database, the attribute values of XML data used in this Variable object can't contain more than 4000 characters.
Resolution:
Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Automation Engine 12.0.2 - Available
Automation Engine 11.2.5 - Available
Additional Information:
Workaround :
Delete from the XML Variable manually.