I'm writing a script to populate some tables with data for testing.
I would like to write something like the following but I don't know how to do it (I'm Oracle 11g)
SET ENABLED_USER_ID = SEQ.NEXTVAL; // PSEUDOCODE SET DISABLED_USER_ID = SEQ.NEXTVAL; // PSEUDOCODE INSERT INTO USERS (ID, USR_NAME) VALUES (:ENABLED_USER_ID, 'ANDREW'); INSERT INTO CAR (CAR_ID, CAR_NAME, USR_ID) VALUES (CARSEQ.NEXTVAL, 'FORD', :ENABLED_USER_ID); INSERT INTO USERS (ID, USR_NAME) VALUES (:DISABLED_USER_ID, 'ANDREW'); INSERT INTO CAR (CAR_ID, CAR_NAME, USR_ID) VALUES (CARSEQ.NEXTVAL, 'FORD', :DISABLED_USER_ID);
I know I could rearrange the queries and use the
sequence.currval reference, but I'd prefer to have the id saved in properly named variables.
Maybe I should just wrap the script in a
DECLARE ... BEGIN ... END; but I'm hoping there is a more concise way to do it.
Addition 27 May 2011 15:31
It seems that in any case I have to declare the variables in a
DECLARE block. So I'm trying with
DECLARE USER_ID NUMBER(10,0) := 1; BEGIN insert into TEST_USER values (user_id, 'andrew', sysdate); END;
but I get the following error
Caused by: java.sql.SQLException: ORA-06550: **line 2, column 27:** PLS-00103: Encountered the symbol "end-of-file" when expecting one of the following: * & = - + ; < / > at in is mod remainder not rem <an exponent (**)> <> or != or ~= >= <= <> and or like like2 like4 likec between || multiset member submultiset
That points to the variable declaration.
I'm using java to load the script from a file and running it using the Oracle JDBC driver (ojdbc14-10.2.0.4.0.jar) on a Oracle 11g server.
The table TEST_USER has been created with
create table TEST_USERS ( id number(10, 0) not null, name varchar2(100), date_ins date default sysdate, primary key (id) );