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function return data type?

create or replace function Total_sal return varchar2 is Total number; begin select sum(salary)into total from employees; return total; end; / BEGIN DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE(TOTAL_SAL); END; ...
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Execute immediate call causes 'variable not in select list' error

Execute immediate call causes 'variable not in select list' error hi there, i'm practicing with collections and execute immediate by combining them in plsql and have the following code: set ...
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How do I iterate over 1000 records in a particular order

I am writing a procedure to migrate two tables into different tables. This procedure will have two cursors. One to fetch the parent records and then second cursor to fetch the details for each parent ...
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how to call a stored procedure in Oracle Scheduler job

i want to call a stored procedure in Oracle Scheduler job, my procedure and job like below ----stored procedure create or replace PROCEDURE emp_test IS begin delete from emp; insert into ...
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Getting PL/SQL: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist in plsql function but not from the command view

i have function with a cursor the read the dba_scheduler_jobs which is a view. How can i use a view in a cursor? create or replace function fn_gss_chk_scheduled_jobs(p_key IN varchar2) return ...
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Prompt user for input using substitution variable

DECLARE localvar char; BEGIN localvar := &ENUMBER; IF localvar ='A' then dbms_output.put_line('Please proceed to Level1'); ELSIF localvar='B' or localvar='C' then ...
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Determine if a resultset exists quickly

I want to determine if a resultset exists very quickly. At the moment, I'm doing a count - this is taking roughly 55ms, which is unfeasable.The table has ~100k records - I don't care if it has 2, 5, ...
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Why is my PL/SQL procedure so slow?

I have this sub-procedure in a fairly large program, and it is taking hundreds of times longer than comparable sub-procedures. Is there any way I could improve efficiency here? None of this ...
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How to select data out of an Oracle collection/array?

Due to needing some complex data manipulation and not being able to use PHP, I crafted a procedure (not stored, it's just run when we run the query) in Oracle to manipulate the data and store it in an ...
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Oracle Package in Data Dictionary that can't be dropped

I've encountered a very interesting problem that I can't figure out how to fix. I have a package that I wanted to create on my database with a wrapped body. I mistakenly omitted the word "BODY" from ...
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Alter trigger Oracle

Does alter trigger hang if a table is locked by some DML operation ? What kind of exception does it throw? Resource busy 0054 or some other exception...? I have tried to reproduce this scenario but ...
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How to create script file with PL/SQL?

I have to update several objects in many instances. In order to achieve that I am using DBMS_METADATA to create the DDL statements. So far I have the DDL statements and I save them in a TABLE. I ...
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Compare two big tables in PL/SQL

I need to implement comparing 2 tables by set of keys (columns of compared tables). By this comparing i should check equal records (equal = equal by set of defined keys (columns in these input ...
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Enumerate Oracle tables in PLSQL

How do you run a query to list all tables, or all tables where tableName like '%abc%'. Just poking around, I tried the following with no success: select * from SYS.TAB$ select * from SYS.OBJ$ ...
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Is there anyway to search PL/SQL reserved words with contains function?

Is there anyway to search PL/SQL reserved words with the contains function in the Oracle? We would like to search keywords such as "test for" or "test do" with the contains or catsearch functions ...
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How to detect in which schema a procedure is called?

I'm struggling with a problem in Oracle 12.1 regarding to procedures. We are using a data isolation approach based on schemas. We use one schema as PUBLIC and each project has exactly the same ...
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Oracle: How to split records across days

I have data with two timestamp columns startdate and enddate. The data is produced continuously everyday and some records are such that the startdate is one day and the enddate is the nextday as it ...
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Is it impossible to iterate table rows in Oracle PL/SQL without using a cursor?

I wanted to figure out if it was possible to avoid using cursor to iterate the table rows in PL/SQL and tried the following script: set serveroutput on; declare v1 tbl_plant.plant_id%type := 0; ...
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Problem with Oracle Rollback Segment Session

I am facing a problem in Oracle, which after performing a procedure that performs INSERT or UPDATE with a millions amount of record in a table, not the next procedure "sees" the data in the table ...
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I'm trying to use a variable in Oracle PL/SQL, but I'm getting an error. What's wrong here?

I come from an SQL Server background and I'm trying to figure out how to use Oracle PL/SQL variables. I'm trying to declare a variable and then select that variable. It sounds simple, but I am doing ...
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Oracle Triggers - Before Update and Before Insert - Separate or Combined?

I'm running Oracle DB 9i. I have a table with various constraints to ensure data integrity. In addition to the constraints, I have triggers on BEFORE INSERT and BEFORE UPDATE to ensure that ...
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Migrating stored procedure from Sybase to Oracle having temporary tables

I am migrating a few stored procedures from Sybase to Oracle using Oracle Developer tool. The tool migrates alomost 70%-80% of the stored procedures except a few cases where there is a temporary table ...
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How to add a column in table via stored procedure? [closed]

create or replace procedure SP_PARAMETER_TEST -- this is my table ( NAME_KEY in VARCHAR2 -- this contains a value assume NAME_KEY contains "Gypsum" ) is begin ALTER TABLE PARAMETER_TEST ADD ...
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Specific issue on data pump API in oracle

I have a client/server architecture. Using an Oracle dbms on the database server side. I need to perform a user-triggered (from client side) backup of the database, where the best way to perform that ...
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How to update foreign keys in a large fact table using FORALL?

I have 2 tables, one is a fact table (100000000 records), and the other is a catalog (2000), I need to update the FK at the fact table, can I use FORALL in this case?. I wrote this but it doesn't ...
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how to correctly return values from a function

I would like to create a function that queries a user table by passing a username and a password, the function is supposed to return 'Y' if the username / password are correct and 'N' if they're not. ...
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Stored Procedure with ROW instead of a list of parameters

i have a table with 15 columns, and trying to create a stored procedure in PL SQL that will only insert a row in a table using the INSERT statement. i would like to know if it is possible to declare ...
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Optional parameter in where condition

I have the following where condition: lr."dateEnd" >= to_date(?, 'dd.mm.yyyy') and lr."dateEnd" <= to_date(?, 'dd.mm.yyyy') All works fine. But the second unnamed parameter is optional. How ...
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Issue with a where clause by using Oracle

I'm currently facing a problem while I'm adding a trigger to the database that I use at home. I'm using : Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 12.1.0.1.0 - 64bit Production The problem ...
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Is using dbms_utility.format_error_stack to filter errors in the exception block a bad idea?

I'm trying to handle two different exceptions could trigger in an external table that reads a CSV. The code works great, but I'm concerned I'm doing it wrong. SET SERVEROUTPUT ON; DECLARE records ...
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Error wile debugging (signature buffer too small)

I'm trying to debug a package in SQL Developer, but I keep getting error: ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [15419], [severe error during PL/SQL execution], [], [], [], [], [], [] ORA-06544: ...
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Dividing a column into three columns [duplicate]

I have this table: Name Address Code James CT Homeaddress Mark mark@goole.com Email John John@hotmail.com homeemail ... This is ...
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How would I store the result of a select statement so that I can reuse the results to join to different tables?

How would I store the result of a select statement so that I can reuse the results to join to different tables? This will also be inside a cursor. Below is some pseudo code, in this example I have ...
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How to embed a sub-prodecure call in a SELECT statement in an Oracle 11g PL/SQL stored procedure

I need to figure out a way to embed an Oracle PL/SQL sub-procedure call in a SELECT statement, within another procedure in the same package. I am using SQLDeveloper 3.0 with an Oracle 11g database. ...
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How to forcibly flush the undo log/tablespace of UNDOTBS1

I'm looking for a way to flush the undo logs so that the UNDOTBS1 doesn't give me an error saying that my tablespace isn't large enough. I tried using a commit, but without success, it still gives me ...
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Error in trigger: table is mutating

CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER "TRANSACTION" before update of totalunitsbought on SIPHOLDER referencing new AS NEW old AS OLD for each row begin declare mportfolioname varchar2(20); ...
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Combine multiple queries into single query

I am trying to run the following query: SELECT Freight.Freight_No, Freight.Available, Locomotive.Loco_No, Locomotive.Available, Driver.Driver_No, Driver.Name, ...
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PL/SQL for Updating 1 Column in Table A Where PK = a row in table B

Using an oracle DB, 11g r2, I need to write a pl/sql which updates one column in table A where the PK exists in table B, with commits ever ~50,00 rows. 3200000 rows are involved in the update, and ...
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Invalid rowid error

I'm trying to see, how UPDATE Lock helps to minimize error while dml (delete/update) operations. declare cursor update_lock is select empno from emp where deptno=&no for update of sal; num ...
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Massive update to Clob fields oracle 10g

I need to remove a string of characters from 2000+ clobs fields in oracle 10g. How would I do this in PL/SQL? For example, in table t1 there is a clob field called VBase that needs to have the ...
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Find ID columns with null value in oracle database

I need a way to iterate through all tables in tablespace "T_ECOS" and find all ID with null value in oracle database Any suggestion?
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Split CLOB into multiple VARCHAR2

I currently am working with some data that is being stored as a CLOB between 4000 and 6000 characters. I would like to perform the TRANSLATE function on it but I learned that it's not possible with a ...
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How do I manage column order when using PL/SQL's %ROWTYPE records?

I have a table with a large number of columns, which has data gathered from several other tables. I want to write some PL/SQL like: DECLARE TYPE t_toptab_list IS TABLE OF toptab%ROWTYPE; l_data ...
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Using a trigger to check whether a matching record exists

I have a database model set up as in the picture above, modelling a student's enrolment into a unit with an associative entity to facilitate the m:n relationship. I wish to code a trigger that will ...
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Return output of Oracle query

How to change below query to see results of my_sql (now I see only query, not it results) in SQL Developer? DECLARE my_sql VARCHAR(1000); BEGIN FOR t IN (SELECT t.table_name, t.owner FROM ...
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Help with logic with cursor

I have a table called chapter_element, that houses the content for a web ebook. (There are other tables, but this is where the content is contained.)This is the table structure. CHAPTER_ELEMENT ...
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How to grant privileges to use DBMS_OUTPUT in Oracle?

SET SERVEROUTPUT ON, DBMS_OUTPUT work perfect in my user, System or DBA. But when i create new user, it's not work! How to grant privileges to use this?
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Does PL/SQL code run differently in sql plus vs sql developer?

Today, I stumbled upon a question someone posted about the / character and ; character. The Answer doesn't seem to be down-voted, so I questioned it a little more as to why it wasn't down-voted. ...
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Dynamic query with cursors

I need to execute a dynamic query. I need to extract some values of a table. With these a values I can construct the table names where I must do another query and check every value that it gives me ...
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Dynamic Query with User Input 2 on same Input value

Using PL/SQL I have a Dynamic Query that requires users to provide input. How do I set my where condition on an input to ignore when value is null? I have two condition within the same type Model1 ...