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I Oracle Forms 4.5 TYPE  IS TABLE OF varchar2(500)

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I have the following code, I am attempting to create an array variablr to hold various data:

DECLARE
 type t is table of number INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER;

I get the compiler error unexpected symbol "of"
Forms does not like the type declaration for some reason
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by:sdstuber
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declare your pl/sql table in a package within the database and use it there instead of in your forms pl/sql.
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Mark Geerlings earned 375 total points
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Forms4.5 does not support your PL\SQL syntax.  Forms4.5 is based on the Oracle database version 7, which is now about 15 years old.  Many additions and enhancements have been made to PL\SQL in more recent years that are not supported by Forms4.5.

Your options are either:
1. Use a server-side stored procedure as sdstuber suggested.
2. Use an alternate technique that is supported by Forms4.5.
3. Upgrade to a newer version of Oracle Forms (Forms6 still supports client/server deployment if that is something you want/need)
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Many thanks
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