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What rights do I have to grant to a user to truncate a table in a package?

I have TRUNCATE TABLE table_name in a proc inside of a package. When I try to compile it, I get an error:

LINE/COL ERROR
-------- -----------------------------------------------------------------
363/12   PLS-00103: Encountered the symbol "TABLE" when expecting one of
         the following:
         := . ( @ % ;
         The symbol ":= was inserted before "TABLE" to continue.
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The "truncate table" command and all other DDL statements, are not supported directly in standard (static) PL\SQL.  You can use those statements in dynamic PL\SQL if the user either is the owner of the table, or has the appropriate privilege(s).  If you have Oracle8.1.5 or higher, you can use the "execute immediate..." syntax for dynamic PL\SQL.  If you have an older version, you need the slower and more complex syntax of the procedures/functions in the dbms_utl package.

Here is an example from one of my procedures to do a truncate using "execute immediate":
  execute immediate ('truncate table disabled_triggers');

Note that this works if the PL\SQl procedure is in the same schema as the table owner.  Otherwise the procedure owner may need the "alter any table" system privilege and that is not a privilege you want many users to have.
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I figured this out at the same time that you answered the question. It works. Thanks for your help!!!
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