Re: SQLPLUS fails when there is an extra line in the sql ?
Date: 15 Feb 2008 14:10:20 -0800
John (chunji08_at_gmail.com) wrote:
: This may have been reported by someone, but I just want to share it
: with you, just in case.
: I am using sqlplus ( Release 10.1.0.5.0 - Production), on my linux
: box. Usually I am using this command to access a databae to execute a
: "deploy.sql" that invokes another hundreds sql files, such as:
: sqlplus username/password_at_mydatabase @deploy.sql
: And here is the piece of the sql that gives me the headache.
: CREATE TABLE "DM_ENUM"
: ( "CLASS_NAME" VARCHAR2(60 BYTE),
: "MEMBER_NAME" VARCHAR2(60 BYTE),
: "MEMBER_ORDER" NUMBER
: as you can see there is an extra blank line before the right
: parenthesis, and because of that, I see such errors in my log file,
: SP2-0042: unknown command ") " - rest of line ignored.
: But If I manually remove that blank line, everything works fine.
: I wonder if there is a patch, or higher version of sqlplus that have
: such problem solved ?
As pointed out elsewhere, you can change this sqlplus behaviour (starting what version, no idea), and it is not a bug but the way sqlplus works.
The point of my message is to point out that when using sqlplus interactively this is indeed a useful feature. You get to interact with sqlplus in the middle of typing sql.
SQL> select * from 2 SQL> define y=3 SQL> col dummy format a20 SQL> i 2 dual where 3=&y. 3 SQL> / old 2: dual where 3=&y. new 2: dual where 3=3 DUMMY -------------------- X 1 row selected.
That example is pointless, but in real work the ability to interact with sqlplus independently of the running of SQL statements is very convenient, and is not a "bug" to be fixed.
$0.10 Received on Fri Feb 15 2008 - 16:10:20 CST