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 the list of IN parameters of the stored procedure as a RECORD structure instead of 15 parameter, so when calling this stored procedure, I will only pass a RECORD structure instead of 15 single variables.

Is that possible in PL SQL? If no, is there any shorthand for doing this kind of declarations? Thanks

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Sure. You can even use the predefined %rowtype record.

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE insert_row( p_rec IN table_name%rowtype )
  INSERT INTO table_name
    VALUES p_rec;
  • thanks That's great, calling it i suppose would e as simple as referencing the rec.field := value ? and passing the rec to the stored proc? is that correct
    – joe
    Mar 19, 2014 at 20:26
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    @joe - Assuming that the caller also defines rec as table_name%rowtype, then yes. Mar 19, 2014 at 20:27

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