Output from pl/sql-block

From: Maija-Leena <kangasmaki_at_netti.fi.removethis>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:38:57 GMT
Message-ID: <BHKyl.94$oB.93_at_read4.inet.fi>

is there a way to output from pl/sql-block before end of the block ? I need to:
1) ask some parameters
2) count how many rows are found and show it to the user
3) ask the user, if she/he really wants to update

I would like to do it in one pl/sql-block, but since the dbms_output.put_line is printed only after the block, it doesn't work right.

How would you do this?

set serveroutput on
declare wcount number:=0;

    select count(*) into wcount from xx where yy=&&p_yy;     dbms_output.put_line('found '||to_char(wcount)|| ' rows');     if wcount > 0 then

         if &&continue = 'Y' then
              dbms_output.put_line('about to update');
              dbms_output.put_line('no updates');
        end if;
         dbms_output.put_line('nothing to update');
    end if;

And one more question, is there a set <something> off that makes these lines disappear (I tried feedback and echo):
old 8: IF &&continue = 'Y' then
new 8: IF 'Y' = 'Y' then

TIA, Maija-Leena Received on Thu Mar 26 2009 - 07:38:57 CDT

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