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How to call PLSQL procedure?
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> exec(ute) procedure(parameters);
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To call a procedure within a PL/SQL block as an executable statement:
procedure_name(arguments);

E.g. apply_discount(new_company_id, 0.15);
display_store_summary; -- no parenthesis needed

Calling Stored Procedures at SQL*Plus prompt

Procedures or Functions are normally called within executable or exception-handling section. However, we can call a stored procedure at SQL*PLUS prompt with EXECUTE command as follow:

EXECUTE procedure_name(arg1, arg2, ..)



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If I have a procedure like this..
PROCEDURE ABS (
p_mode  IN varchar2(90),
p_page_URL IN varchar2(200)
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In my calling procedure, can I call like this?

BEGIN
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ABC(URL);
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end;
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by:gatorvip
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Not exactly, because the way you define procedure abc requires 2 parameters, and with abc(URL) you're only supplying one. So you have three options:

1. make p_mode a variable inside abc(), and leave p_page_url as the only parameter
2. give a default value for the first parameter, like so:
procedure abc( p_mode  varchar2(90) default 'a', p_page_URL varchar2(200))
and then you can call it with abc(p_page_URL => URL);
but really, if you don't use p_mode as a parameter you should declare it as a local variable within abc()
3. call abc with 2 parameters, not one

this works on Oracle, so your database may be a little different. But the idea is the same
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Thank you.
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