Re: Functions

From: Malcolm Dew-Jones <>
Date: 22 Feb 2009 12:16:54 -0700
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gym dot scuba dot kennedy at gmail ( wrote:

: I think the piece that he is missing is that sql statements are executed by
: the server not by the pl/sql engine. So the function is private to the
: pl/sql engine and the sql processor cannot see it. So it is a subtle
: difference that does not occur in most programming languages.
: Jim

Yes, that is certainly the underlying reason, though unless the package is part of something like an fmb file, then the pl/sql engine is itself running on the same server as the sql. Received on Sun Feb 22 2009 - 13:16:54 CST

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