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 associative array:
TYPE changedData IS RECORD (id int, name varchar2(255), vendor_id int);
TYPE changedDataArray IS TABLE OF changedData INDEX BY varchar2(255);
And I've populated it and it has all the data, awesome.
So how do I get that sent back to the client resembling rows? I could do
DBMS_OUTPUT but that doesn't help when I'm trying to run this by a program expecting a tabular response. I've looked all over the internet and I'm at a loss.
Is making a temporary table and inserting the data into that and then selecting the only method? I'd do that except I don't have access to create a temporary table on the server, and getting permissions here is pulling teeth so if I can avoid that, it'd be awesome. I mean, I have the array right there - changedDataArray. And yet there seems to be no way to actually output that in a tabular fashion to the client?