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Counting rows [message #225115] Sat, 17 March 2007 16:57 Go to next message
lala1
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Registered: March 2007
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Hi,
I am trying to learn pl/sql and I need some help, please.
I have written a package with a cursor and a loop, which returns a file with some lines.
The last step I have to do is to write something that returns the number of lines produced in the file: i.e, if the loop retuns 356 lines, I have to write something that calculates that figure and returns the result in the last line.

I was told that I need to create a variable and place it somewhere at this point to do the calculation:

END LOOP;

Utl_File.Put(l_Output, 'end of file');

Utl_File.Fclose(l_Output);

I do not quite understand what to do or how to do it, can someone help?
Thanks

[Updated on: Sat, 17 March 2007 16:59]

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Re: Counting rows [message #225117 is a reply to message #225115] Sat, 17 March 2007 17:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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We (TINW) don't do homework assignments for folks.
You can find many fine coding examples at http://asktom.oracle.com
Or you could simply try using Google.

HTH & YMMV

P.S.
This is NOT an expert level question.

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Re: Counting rows [message #225174 is a reply to message #225115] Sun, 18 March 2007 17:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
William Robertson
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Are you asking how to track the number of iterations made by a loop, or how to write a line to a file?
Re: Counting rows [message #225212 is a reply to message #225174] Mon, 19 March 2007 03:10 Go to previous message
JRowbottom
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I think he's asking how to declare a variable and store a number in it....
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