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can we write DDL statement inside a PL/SQL block how to write a DDL statement inside a PL/SQL block
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EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ddl statement';

e.g.

EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'DROP TABLE junk';
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Yes, you can use DDL statements in PL\SQL with the "execute immediate" systax as andrewst indicated.  Be aware though of the problems/limitations of DDL in PL\SQL.  If you create a table this way for example, you cannot reference it in your PL\SQL procedure unless you use "execute immediate" each time.  If you drop a table this way, then reference it later in the PL\SQL procedure, it will compile fine, but have a runtime error.  Also, the "execute immediate" syntax works, but is usually slower than standard DML syntax in PL\SQL.
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