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# ADD 5  TO COUNTER IN FOR LOOP

Posted on 2008-10-01
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How can I increment  the count in a variable in the loop instead of codeing the actual numbers for the count such as (4,9,14,19,24).  In other words, I just want to add 5 to the counter beginning with record number 4 in the loop.  There can be up to 24  records in the loop.

This is an oracle table.  I'm using PL/SQL.
See attached code.

``````v_count := 0

for c1 rec in c1  loop
v_count := v_count + 1;

if v_count in (4,9,14,19,24)  then
put_line (l_file,'TEST1');
end if;
if v_count  in (5,10,15,20) then
put_line(l_file,TEST2);
end if;
if v_count in (6,11,16,21)
put_line(l_file,TEST2);
end if;

end loop;
``````
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Question by:ratliffjm
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sdstuber earned 500 total points
ID: 22620019
use the "mod" function to do your "loop" check and since you only care about values 4 or higher, then simply wrap all of the conditions in that.
``````v_count := 0

for c1 rec in c1  loop
v_count := v_count + 1;

if v_count >= 4 then
if mod(v_count,5) = 4 then
put_line (l_file,'TEST1');
end if;
if mod(v_count,5) = 0 then
put_line(l_file,TEST2);
end if;
if mod(v_count,5) = 1
put_line(l_file,TEST2);
end if;
end if;
end loop;
``````
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Author Comment

ID: 22620061
Thanks.   I will test the code when I'm at the office tomorrow morning.
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 31502205
Thanks
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ID: 22636245
glad I could help
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