Re: Passing queries from procedure call in a script ... possible?

From: Matthias Hoys <>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:23:56 +0200
Message-ID: <48a8266e$0$2855$>

"Dereck L. Dietz" <> wrote in message news:WgIpk.23108$
> Oracle
> Windows 2003 Server
> UPDATE_PROCEDURE will update the DATES_TABLE but could be updated from
> different sources.
> How do I make the UPDATE_PROCEDURE able to accept different data sets
> retrieved from different cursors when the UPDATE_PROCEDURE procedure is
> called from different SQL scripts.
> I'm not experienced with reference cursors so I'm not sure if what I'm
> trying to do can be done or not. Would it be reference cursors, cursor
> variables or what?
> This UPDATE_PROCEDURE will be a packaged procedure which could be called
> by different processes to update the same table. However, each process
> will have different tables which create the data set to use to update the
> Currently this is all done in scripts and, for each process, there is a
> duplication of code for the update of the DATES_TABLE.
> Can a cursor be passed from a procedure call in a script and if so, is
> there any examples anywhere around?
> Thanks.

I hope your not trying to make a dynamic procedure to handle all possible update statements in your application.
That would be a bad idea basically.

Matthias Received on Sun Aug 17 2008 - 08:23:56 CDT

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