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Missing Comma Error while inserting record dynamically

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Hi Experts,
I am trying to create a table dynamically and then insert data into it.
the CREATE command runs successfully while the INSERT errors out. It says that there are a few missing commas. Can someone help?
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'CREATE TABLE ' || TBL_TABLE_NAME ||
                     '(INDICATOR_ID NUMBER(20),MASTER_INDICATOR_ID NUMBER(20),USER_ROLE_ID NUMBER(20), TREE_ORDER NUMBER(20), ORGANIZATION_UNIT VARCHAR2(100), USER_FIRST_NAME VARCHAR2(30), USER_LAST_NAME VARCHAR2(30), HIERARCHY_LEVEL VARCHAR2(100), MAX_DEVIATION NUMBER(20,4), DEVIATION_TYPE VARCHAR2(1),UNIT_OF_EXPRESSION VARCHAR2(30), PLAN_VALUE NUMBER(20, 2),ACTUAL_VALUE NUMBER(20, 2), ACTION_PLAN VARCHAR2(1))';
 
   TREE_ORDER := 0;
   FOR I IN 1 .. RESULT_INDICATOR_RECORDSET.COUNT LOOP
   
      EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'INSERT INTO ' || TBL_TABLE_NAME ||' VALUES('||RESULT_INDICATOR_RECORDSET(I)|| 
                        ' ,' ||RESULT_PARENT_RECORDSET(I)|| 
                        ' ,' ||RESULT_USER_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||TREE_ORDER||
                        ' ,' ||ORG_UNIT_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||USER_FIRST_NAME_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||USER_LAST_NAME_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||USER_ZONE_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||MAX_DEVIATION_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||DEVIATION_TYPE_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||UOM_TYPE_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||PLAN_VALUE_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||ACTUAL_VALUE_RECORDSET(I)||
                        ' ,' ||ACTION_PLAN_RECORDSET(I)||')';

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by:Ritesh_Garg
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Try this:
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'CREATE TABLE ' || TBL_TABLE_NAME ||
                     '(INDICATOR_ID NUMBER(20),MASTER_INDICATOR_ID NUMBER(20),USER_ROLE_ID NUMBER(20), TREE_ORDER NUMBER(20), ORGANIZATION_UNIT VARCHAR2(100), USER_FIRST_NAME VARCHAR2(30), USER_LAST_NAME VARCHAR2(30), HIERARCHY_LEVEL VARCHAR2(100), MAX_DEVIATION NUMBER(20,4), DEVIATION_TYPE VARCHAR2(1),UNIT_OF_EXPRESSION VARCHAR2(30), PLAN_VALUE NUMBER(20, 2),ACTUAL_VALUE NUMBER(20, 2), ACTION_PLAN VARCHAR2(1))';
 
   TREE_ORDER := 0;
   FOR I IN 1 .. RESULT_INDICATOR_RECORDSET.COUNT LOOP
   
      EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'INSERT INTO ' || TBL_TABLE_NAME ||' VALUES('||NVL(RESULT_INDICATOR_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')|| 
                        ' ,' ||NVL(RESULT_PARENT_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')|| 
                        ' ,' ||NVL(RESULT_USER_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(TREE_ORDER,'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(ORG_UNIT_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(USER_FIRST_NAME_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(USER_LAST_NAME_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(USER_ZONE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(MAX_DEVIATION_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(DEVIATION_TYPE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(UOM_TYPE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(PLAN_VALUE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(ACTUAL_VALUE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(ACTION_PLAN_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||')';

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sdstuber earned 500 total points
ID: 21817677
what is the actual error?  "a few missing commas"  is not an oracle error message  :)

in the mean time,  try rewriting the inserts like this.  

       EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'INSERT INTO ' || tbl_table_name
                      || ' VALUES(:b1,:b2,:b3,:b4,:b5,:b6,:b7,:b8,:b9,:b10,:b11,:b12,:b13,:b14)'
            USING result_indicator_recordset(i), result_parent_recordset(i),
                  result_user_recordset(i), tree_order, org_unit_recordset(i),
                  user_first_name_recordset(i), user_last_name_recordset(i),
                  user_zone_recordset(i), max_deviation_recordset(i),
                  deviation_type_recordset(i), uom_type_recordset(i),
                  plan_value_recordset(i), actual_value_recordset(i),
                  action_plan_recordset(i);
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by:sdstuber
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the reason I changed it to use the "USING" is even though your statement is dynamic,  you can still take advantage of bind variables.  And, the more times you loop, the more effective USING bind variables will be.

Plus, it makes the statement easier to debug since there is only one dynamic piece left in it now.
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by:110210
ID: 21817741
No. It doesn't seem to work. It says trying to insert string for numeric values, when I change all the 'NULL' to either '' or 0..it reverts back to the old error
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by:ajexpert
ID: 21817757
Hi,
You can easily findout which statement is erroring out.
Here is some addition to your existing code
  lv_sql  VARCHAR2(4000);
  
  lv_sql  :=  'INSERT INTO ' || TBL_TABLE_NAME ||' VALUES('||NVL(RESULT_INDICATOR_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')|| 
                        ' ,' ||NVL(RESULT_PARENT_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')|| 
                        ' ,' ||NVL(RESULT_USER_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(TREE_ORDER,'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(ORG_UNIT_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(USER_FIRST_NAME_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(USER_LAST_NAME_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(USER_ZONE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(MAX_DEVIATION_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(DEVIATION_TYPE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(UOM_TYPE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(PLAN_VALUE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(ACTUAL_VALUE_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||
                        ' ,' ||NVL(ACTION_PLAN_RECORDSET(I),'NULL')||')';
 
 
 BEGIN
 EXECUTE IMMEDIATE lv_sql;
 EXCEPTION
 WHEN OTHERS THEN
   DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE lv_sql;
 END;   

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by:110210
ID: 21817787
thanks all for the help.

sdstuber, your solution worked(and still works) well.
The actual error was ORA-00917 missing comma.
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glad I could help
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