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Break error when using Pro*C insert

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I have a very strange problem.

I have a Pro*c insert statement...

EXEC SQL INSERT INTO....

when I compile I get error

1506-056 (S) Break statement cannot be placed outside a while, do, for, or switch statement.

Not only does the line to which the error points not have a Break statement, there isnt even a break statement in the entire function!!

Anyone come across this before or have any suggestions about any debug I can do?

Julian
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by:seazodiac
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stummj:

check out this link , it has a nice intro about how to execute sql inside proc*c:

http://www-db.stanford.edu/~ullman/fcdb/oracle/or-proc.html 



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I bet it's still some synax requirement you have not made it right ...
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Ive looked in the *.c file and there is indeed a break statement in about the right area, but it isnt in the .pc file
Very strange.
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by:stummj
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follow up. I now think the fact that I have a break in the .c file is a red herring. It looks like every time a host variable is used, you get this statement at the end of the block...  if (sqlca.sqlcode == 1403) break;

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by:earth man2
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try defining the following
EXEC SQL WHENEVER SQLWARNING CONTINUE;
EXEC SQL WHENEVER SQLERROR CONTINUE;
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this is probably it add the following statement
EXEC SQL WHENEVER NOT FOUND CONTINUE;
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by:stummj
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Amazing!!! OK That works ... but why!
What is it not finding? It isnt a select its an insert.
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by:earth man2
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Pro*C is just a program it is just applying  macro processing to produce compilable c code.

If you havn't defined what to do WHENEVER NOT FOUND it is just expanding it's default rule into the c code.

You are supposing Pro*C is more sophisticated than it really is.
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by:earth man2
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From Oracle Docs
An INSERT can return NOT FOUND if no rows have been inserted.
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Thanks Earthman - where did you find that in the Oracle Docs?
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