How to call cursor procedure and dbms output results?

Posted on 2009-03-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
How do I call this procedure and output one of the fields called BillRun within TOAD in my SQL Editor?  I tried a cursor thing but it seems to not work.  Any help?

Also just one other thing is if there is no values returned my application that calls this throws an error.  If I pass a blank value to the value list it throws this error here but if I pass in a valid value it works fine

"ORA-00936: missing expression\nORA-06512: at \"INVOICES.EDI_PLATINUM\", line 16\nORA-06512: at line 1"

But this works fine if I pass a valid value to it.

  my_cursor cur_type;

      billrun VARCHAR2(50);

	  my_list_of_values VARCHAR2(100);


     my_list_of_values := '''C15'',''C16''';


        fetch my_cursor into billrun;

     while my_cursor%found loop


     fetch my_cursor into billrun;

     end loop;

     close my_cursor;




Trying above throws a inconsistent datatype error.  I am trying to test above to see why I get that missing expression error.


  procedure GET_EDIPLATINUM_ACCOUNTS(in_list in varchar2, p_rc out sys_refcursor) IS

  v_select varchar2(8000);


       v_select := 'Select Cus_Parent, Parent_Name, BillRun, Folder, Map_Version From BillRun.RPT_CUSTOM_XLS Where (Delivery_Method like ''%EDI%'' Or Delivery_Method like ''%GSI%'') AND BillRun IN (' || in_list || ') Order By BillRun, Cus_Parent';

       open p_rc for v_select;


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Question by:sbornstein2
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schwertner earned 500 total points
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What selects your cursor?
Is this (billrun VARCHAR2(50);) enough?
Is there only one column or more then one column?

Next remark:

See this:

        fetch my_cursor into billrun;

It is outside the loop.

So if you do not pass parameters the cursor is empty and this is not initialized at all.
Possibly it fails and this generates the error.

Author Comment

ID: 24019142
actually there is more than one column it selects about 10 columns, I am just wanting to see the output to make sure it is getting the records correct overall.  Is there a way to do that?  The proc is posted above in the code area to see the column names.

Author Comment

ID: 24019163
i wanted to get the results into a cursor fom the proc and then loop through and output the records so I can see the data coming out in the DBMS window.  If there is a way to see the records in grid format than that would be a plus.  So the proc outside the loop I thought was correct I dont want to call it each time just load the mycursor and then wanted to loop through it and output rows.
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Author Comment

ID: 24019520
so it looks like there is something wrong with the proc.  It returns data if I pass in a valid code such as 'C12' returns data but if I pass in a value that does not return data for some reason I get the missing expression error.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31564306
figured it out thanks it was based on I was not putting in the right columns
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Expert Comment

ID: 24019830
If you have more then one column in the SELECT you should pass the data in a ROW type variable like

  TYPE emp_curtype IS
    emp_curvar emp_curtype;
   OPEN emp_curvar FOR
        SELECT * FROM emp;

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