Data Type Limits

Data Type Limits (11g):

Footnote 1 The absolute maximum number of columns in a table is 1000. However, when you create an object table (or a relational table with columns of object, nested table, varray, or REF type), Oracle maps the columns of the user-defined types to relational columns, creating in effect hidden columns that count toward the 1000-column limit.

Source: Oracle