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I'm using Oracle database and I've created a test table "Table1" with a varchar column "column1". I ran the following loop to add some rows:

    FOR i in 1..10 LOOP
        VALUES (i);

If I run 'select count(*) from table1' I get '10' as my result. However, in SQL Developer, nothing shows up. I can add rows manually and commit them to the database(these appear in SQL Developer), but I can't seem to view the ones created in sqlplus command line. Why is that?

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I see no COMMIT up there in your code. By default SQL*Plus autocommit is off. Data changes are not visible to other sessions until they are not commited.

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Ah, thank you very much! I knew it had to be something simple – Brett Porter Dec 27 '13 at 14:48

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