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Oracle Dynamic PL/SQL in a Stored Procedure with a Curor passing all columns name to update values.

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Hi, gurus
I need to assign a date value 01/01/1900 to replace many invalide dates among 50 columns of an Oracle table. All columns are with date data type, and they have invalid date such as 01/01/0206 and 01/01/0200 (human typos from web front end).

I wrote a sp containing a cursor to retrieve all columns, and update values for each of columns fetched into the cursor. I couldn't figure out how to correctly code Dynamic PL/SQL since there is  " ' " inside of TO_DATE funcation. My entire colde is followings:

create or replace procedure DATE_CORRECT
  is       -- select specific column names into cursor
                   cursor emp_tab is select column_name from user_tab_columnS where table_name ='S0_LINE_REVISION' AND DATA_TYPE ='DATE';
              column_name varchar2(20);
              emp_rec emp_tab%rowtype;
                   open emp_tab;
                    fetch emp_tab into column_name;
                    exit when emp_tab%NOTFOUND;
                                 -- update wrong date value in a  column fatched
                                Execute immediate
                                'update S0_line_Revision set' || column_name ||'= '||to_date('01/01/1900', 'mm/dd/yyyy')||
                                 'where'|| Cast(To_Char(column_name, 'yyyy')as Numeric) ||'<1753';
            end loop;
            close emp_tab;
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