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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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How do I delete a file that has been locked by UTL_FILE?

I wrote a flakey PL/SQL script that crashed out and forgot to close the file handle (type UTL_FILE.file_type). Now I can't delete the file. Short of restarting the instance or rebooting the box, is ...
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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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Why use explicit cursors instead of regular loops?

I've been writing basic web apps for a year (for an Oracle db), and since the functions are pretty simple, most of us stick with regular FOR loops to get our data: for i in (select * from STUDENTS) ...
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Get current time, on commit, with oracle database

When inserting a row I want to make a column, equal to the current time on commit. If I use default value sysdatetime on the column, it uses the current time at insert (which could be significantly ...
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Ranking based off conditional field

I am looking to select only 1 row based off the IMMS_ID field. Which row I select is based off this if statement (excuse the syntax) if (status group based off IMMS_ID) status='DI' select the DI row ...
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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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ORA-01410 Error

I am getting ORA-01410 and ORA-06512 for the following block of code in a trigger im firing for deletion of a record in my table. Are the calls correct ? getlong ('xxx', 'YYY', :OLD.ROWID), getlong ...
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Not able to update MySQL table using Oracle: Unknown column in 'where clause' {42S22,NativeErr = 1054}

I have the following tables: MySQL table: jti_member_interact CREATE TABLE `jti_member_interact` ( `INT_MEMBER_ID` int(11) NOT NULL, `INT_ID` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `INT_SOURCE` ...
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Split comma separated entries to rows

I have a Table like this: | ID | OtherID | Data +--------+-----------+--------------------------- | 5059 | 73831 | 5103,5107 | 5059 | 73941 | 5103,5104,5107 | 5059 | 73974 | ...
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How to avoid hardcoding a database link name in a package body

I have a PL/SQL package that copies data from a remote DB2 database using a database link. To keep the package configuration-independent I wrapped the remote table in a view. But a single field in a ...
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Return only one row from table with similar values in column that match a criteria

I want to run a query from a table with similar values in the same column that match a certain criteria, but only return 1 row per similar value. Let's say I have this simplified table: Column1 ...
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How to differentiate between SQL and PL/SQL?

I know the question might sound too stupid, but I never understood this part. SQL*Plus works with both SQL and PL/SQL. How do I know whether some code is SQL or PL/SQL? If my code has a for ...
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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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Procedures In Oracle [closed]

--Procedures Exercise: create or replace procedure Display is cursor ABC is select empno, ename, sal from emp where deptno=10; emp_rec ABC%rowtype; Begin Open ABC; Loop fetch ABC into emp_rec; exit ...
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Passing parameters to a procedure executed by DBMS_SCHEDULER

I have a scheduler program that runs a stored procedure that requires input parameters. BEGIN DBMS_SCHEDULER.DROP_PROGRAM (program_name => 'MYSCHEMA.EXPORT_SCHEMA_STARTING'); END; ...
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How to call an oracle stored procedure in sql developer tool

I have written an Oracle procedure like below: create or replace procedure Sp_emp(cv_results out sys_refcursor) is begin open cv_results for select * from employee; end; / ...
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How to make a query on multiple columns without writting all possible permutations?

I'm at my first question on stackexchange, as i have a few days since I struggle on this matter: I want to make a complex query(PLSQL) on a table that has col1,col2,col3,col4,col5 having values like ...
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How to declare reserved words as variables in Oracle PL/SQL?

What is the best way to bypass the Oracle SQL reserved-word constraint for PL/SQL value declaration? I realize bind and substitution may be acceptable alternatives for an actual query, but what about ...
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PL/SQL recursive lookup with cursor

I basically have a need for recursing through data in my Oracle table so I can find related rows and send them out. It is a single table, a single ANSI SQL query seems not possible due to turin ...
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Function Variable Number of Arguments plsql

I am looking to do a function with non fixed number of arguments like decode function. The syntax for the DECODE function in Oracle/PLSQL is: DECODE( expression , search , result [, search , ...
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How to separate out individual sql statements from Oracle SQL script for execution from java code

I have Oracle DB 11g Enterprise Edition and I want to execute sql script from my java code. I am reading this sql script from a .sql file and the script contains statements such as create table, ...
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Oracle: Not able to get value from All_Synonyms in PL/SQL

Dabatase: Oracle User: Not dba In my oracle database, im able to do the following: SELECT * FROM ALL_SYNONYMS But when i do it in pl/sql, it is able to compile and execute, but the dbms.putline ...
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fastest way to generate permutations of a table with n columns and put in a new table added one more question to same how to remove duplicate rows

As i am from mathematics background and require to do some huge permutations to start in my work kind help. If i have a table by name sample1 with n columns what is fastest way to get all the ...
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How to create a function(table_name) that return a collection in Oracle?

I need to create a function in Oracle that accepts a table name and return a collection the content of which is based the table that accepted. I've been doing some search, many examples are of the ...
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SQL query for matrix multiplication

I am facing a problem in writing a sql query for multiplication of two matrices. Consider that i have a 3x3 matrices A and B, having the following schema: A(i,j,val) and B(i,j,val) where i int: Row ...
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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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How to select sub query in pl/sql? [closed]

I want to select subquery in pl/sql by count where UPI debit card and VISA debit cards as screenshot below: Please helps to check script code as below : for r in (select BRANCHCODE,BRANCHNAME,cntupi ...
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Run Oracle queries on Sublime Text 3

I'm trying to run some queries in Sublime Text3. I downloaded this plugin, and I set up the settings: { "connections": { "Connection 1": { "type" : "oracle", ...
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Testing AFTER INSERT Trigger

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE Train( Train_No integer PRIMARY KEY, Loco_No integer REFERENCES Locomotive(Loco_No), Back_Loco_No float REFERENCES Locomotive(Loco_No), ...
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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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How to commit transaction on an after update event trigger?

I'm new here in dba.stackexchange.com, so if I were to make any mistake, my apologies in advance. I kinda confused on how trigger work. So I have a trigger called updcredaccess on table A that ...
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Create a table based on a table depending on the values in the initial table column

I have a table like: +----+--------+----------------+ | id | name | address | +----+--------+----------------+ | 1 | Ivan | Moscow,Moscow | | 2 | Petr | Samara,Samara | | 3 | Grigor ...
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Executing Shell (bash) from PL/SQL

Does anyone know how to execute a shell script from a PL/SQL procedure or function? Let's say the shell script is '/usr/bin/bash/convert.sh'.
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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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SQLPLUS: SELECT INTO prompting for variable value

Any idea why this is prompting me for the value? I'm calling the script via batch file: DECLARE precount NUMBER; nowcount NUMBER; BEGIN SELECT COUNT(*) INTO precount FROM ...
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How to check if the table has rows?

I am completely new to PL/SQL. I have written the following PL/SQL script. But it doesn't execute and gives compilation error: set serveroutput on SIZE 1000000; IF EXISTS (select * from my_table) ...
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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 ...
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varray and cursor..need help on counter

DECLARE type ABC is array(10) OF number; v2 abc; CURSOR c1 ISSELECT employee_id FROM employees WHERE rownum<10; v2 :=abc(); counter :=1; BEGIN for i IN 1...10 loop ...
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Selecting from random amount of tables with identical structure

I am programming along the lines of an unfavorable design. I have no influence on the schema because it belongs to a readymade standard software. For simplicity let's say this software stores address ...
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Using exception with raise_application_error

I'm developing with Oracle 11g. How can I use a named exception in RAISE_APPLICATION_ERROR like this: DECLARE my_fault EXCEPTION; PRAGMA EXCEPTION_INIT (my_fault, -20000); BEGIN ...
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PL/SQL: Temporary Table insertion in User Defined Functions

I have made a Global Temporary Table (We'll call it TT) and I am trying to insert values from a permanent table (We'll call it PT) into TP. Right now I am trying to run this certain setup inside my ...
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Need help to construct query/pl-sql block to get DB table column name and query result as key-value pairs

I have a DB table has more than 50 columns. I am querying this table, it should return only one row any time. as below image from sqldeveloper. here I need to construct query/pl-sql block, to find ...
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Varchar2 datatypes are longer than expected

When I run the following script : create table tbl1 ( col1 varchar2(30), col2 varchar2(50), col3 number(4,2) ); desc tbl1; alter table tbl1 modify (col1 varchar2(35)); desc tbl1; drop table tbl1; ...
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How to reference a table from another schema inside a package?

I am using TOAD to create a package in a Schema that I have am owner. My package uses tables of another schema. The package has a procedure that uses a cursor. When I create the package I get ...
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How to compare dates on minute level in plsql?

If I'm correct, then date comparison on seconds level is as simple as SELECT 1 FROM sample_table WHERE sysdate <= sample_table_date_field; but haven't found any simple or stable solution for ...
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Problem with procedure in plsql [closed]

Create a stored procedure called UPD_JOBSAL to update the minimum and maximum salaries for a specific job ID in the JOBS table. The procedure should provide three parameters: the job ID, a new ...
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Serialize :new in trigger

I have a trigger that needs to create an Oracle Advanced queue message. The payload of that message should contain the new record that was created, that is accessible via :new. What I am looking for ...
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function execution related question

Create or replace function funleap(a number) return varchar2 is b2 number(5); b3 number(5); b4 number(5); begin b2:=mod(a,4); b3:=mod(a,100); b4:=mod(a,400); if ((b2=0 and ...
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In out parameter : how to execute [closed]

Create or replace procedure sma11( a in number ,b1 out varchar2) is begin b1:=mod(&a,2); if b1=0 then dbms_output.put_line('b1'||'is even'); else ...