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RE: dbms_output

From: Thater, William <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 08:46:59 -0800
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If I have put 'dbms_output.enable(10000)' and dbms_output.put_line('hello world') in a function (contained in a package)
and run 'set serveroutput on' in sqlplus, and then call the function in a select statement, what reasons might there be for not getting the output to my screen?

well, it could be that the buffer doesn't get flushed. put_line, puts the line into the buffer but it doesn't appear on your screen until the buffer gets flushed. if something else in the package takes off and the buffer doesn't get flushed, nothing appears on the screen.

but even given that, it should show up when the package ends.


Bill "Shrek" Thater Oracle DBA <>

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