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How can I set the exit code of a script?

The following doesn't seem to work


     retCode number := 0;

     retCode := 30; 
EXIT :retCode ;

Gives the usage for EXIT with an exit code of 1

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Try it like this:

var retCode number
exec :retCode := 30;
exit :retCode


Bottom line is that retCode must be a variable defined in SQL*PLUS's scope. Your DECLARE is inside a code block, and SQL*PLUS can't see into it.

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