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Setting of Environment Variable inside a block..(Oracle)

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How do we set an environment variable inside a block(PL/SQL)?
I wish to include this small piece of statement (below)in my PL/SQL block..can i do it? I do not want to set it explicitly.?How to set it ?

SET SERVEROUT ON SIZE 100000
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by:srikant033100
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hi

u can put this statement inside ur pl/sql block

create table a (a number);

spool abc.sql
set serveroutput on size 100000
begin
insert into a values(1);
end;
spool off

This file will run and put an record in the table.
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by:chincholikar
ID: 2787946
hi..

I think u have not understood my question.I just want to use this
(SET SERVEROUT ON SIZE 100000) statement inside my PL/SQL block.
Why do i need to un-necessary create a table and  insert rows in to it..
IF i use with in my PL/SQL block i get the below error...

 PLS-00103: Encountered the symbol "SERVEROUT" when expecting one
 of the following:
 transaction
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by:srikant033100
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hi

i know u dont want to create a table but first tell me that why u want to change the environmental variable in the pl/sql block. The example above will also serve ur purpose ok it is not inside the block but still it is tightly with it and should solve ur problem and lastly why to u need it.

Srikant Sarda
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kravicp earned 5 total points
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SERVEROUTPUT is SQL+ variable it is not the standard SQL. it is provided by oracle as a variable to set the output of any progarm to the standard output device.
this cnnot be used inside a pl/sql block b'cas in pl/sql block u can use only standard SQL. to get the out of ur program to the standard output device use DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE function.
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by:chincholikar
ID: 2791777
hi..

My question was if i cannot use this functionality with in PL/SQL block..Then how will i solve my problem.
The only thing i wish to say is I do not wish to write explicitly
SET SERVEROUT ON SIZE 100000 on sql prompt...
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by:kravicp
ID: 2791996
hi,
i think this answer will solve ur problem.
change the Glogin.sql file in ur ORACLE_HOME/sqlplus/admin directory.
add set SERVEROUTPUT on
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by:chincholikar
ID: 2792151
hi..kravicp

Thanks for the solution.Anyway I wanted to set thru PL/SQL block..but u said its not possible as it is not Standard SQL.It worked when i added SET SERVEROUT ON SIZE 100000 in glogin.sql file.Anyway thanks for the answer.

ALLOT 05 POINTS TO MR.KRAVICP.

Regards,
Girish Chincholikar.
India.

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