Oracle Transparent / Database Gateway Call to SQL Server Stored Procdure

We have Oracle Transparent Gateway (TG4MSQL or DG4MSQL) installed so that we can connect to and interact with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008.  The gateway is running on an 11g database.

We have the link set up to the SQL database that we want.  Select and Insert queries seem to run fine, but we are having some issues executing a stored procedure that was written on the SQL Server side.

Here is the code that I would use to execute the SP on the SQL Server side:

EXEC
[dbo].[Law_MCDB_Import_INSERT]
@HireDate = '6/25/2009',
@Company = '300',
@Department = '30188888',
@FirstName = 'TEST',
@EmployeeNum = '123456',
@JobCode = '0998',
@LastName = 'USER',
@EmpStatus = 'FT',
@MidInitial = 'T',
@NickName = 'TESTER',
@BadgeNumber = '112233',
@Exempt = 'Y',
@Role = 'ADROLE'


I have consulted MetaLink Doc ID 197192.1 and come up with what I think we need to do based on the second method under Sample 1 in the article.  We do not need any data to come back from the execution of the sp.  The SP on the SQL side only creates new records, there are no return values.

Here is what we have on the Oracle side that is not working:

DECLARE
   result            VARCHAR2(200);
   inputvars         VARCHAR2(500) := "@Company='300',@EmployeeNum='345400',@FirstName='TEST',@MidInitial='T',@LastName='USER',@NickName='TESTER',@EmpStatus='FT',@HireDate='06/25/2009',@Department='3018888',@JobCode='0998',@BadgeNumber='112233',@Exempt='Y',@Role='ADROLE'";
BEGIN
   result := DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH.EXECUTE_IMMEDIATE@ARSYSTEM('EXEC dbo.Law_MCDB_Import_INSERT' ||' ' || Chr(39) || inputvars || Chr(39));
END;

The error we get is:

ORA-01948: identifier's name length (232) exceeds maximum (30)

We have tried many variations of the code above, but nothing seems to work.

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schwertnerCommented:
The maximum length of Oracle names is 30 characters.
Thats the reason.
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schwertnerCommented:
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE
statement has other syntax.

See at this example:

DECLARE
   sql_stmt    VARCHAR2(200);
   plsql_block VARCHAR2(500);
   emp_id      NUMBER(4) := 7566;
   salary      NUMBER(7,2);
   dept_id     NUMBER(2) := 50;
   dept_name   VARCHAR2(14) := 'PERSONNEL';
   location    VARCHAR2(13) := 'DALLAS';
   emp_rec     emp%ROWTYPE;
BEGIN
   EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'CREATE TABLE bonus (id NUMBER, amt NUMBER)';
   sql_stmt := 'INSERT INTO dept VALUES (:1, :2, :3)';
   EXECUTE IMMEDIATE sql_stmt USING dept_id, dept_name, location;
   sql_stmt := 'SELECT * FROM emp WHERE empno = :id';
   EXECUTE IMMEDIATE sql_stmt INTO emp_rec USING emp_id;
   plsql_block := 'BEGIN emp_pkg.raise_salary(:id, :amt); END;';
   EXECUTE IMMEDIATE plsql_block USING 7788, 500;
   sql_stmt := 'UPDATE emp SET sal = 2000 WHERE empno = :1
      RETURNING sal INTO :2';
   EXECUTE IMMEDIATE sql_stmt USING emp_id RETURNING INTO salary;
   EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'DELETE FROM dept WHERE deptno = :num'
      USING dept_id;
   EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET SQL_TRACE TRUE';
END;
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cortiliusAuthor Commented:
In your example, is that code you are executing across a transparent gateway or is it internal within Oracle?
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schwertnerCommented:
Transparent gateway or not, this is the code Oracle expects to receive.
Apparently it received something similar but slightly screwed up.
The main question is how to fix the code.
I see mixture of double quotes, single quotes, character @ and other things.
Will recommend to write the learn Oracle syntax and to follow the rules.
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cortiliusAuthor Commented:
Actually, the gateway does not necessarily work the same way as direct PL/SQL to an Oracle Database.  I am specifically having to use the DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH.EXECUTE_IMMEDIATE package, which is a bit different than the regular execute immedaite package.  I followed your suggestion and modified my code to build the command differently.  Now I do not get an error message, but there is no record created on the SQL Server side. My new code is attached.

DECLARE
   result           VARCHAR2(200);
   sqlstmt          varchar2(1000);
   returnval        varchar2(100);
   Company          varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'300'||chr(39);
   EmployeeNum      varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'111111'||chr(39);
   FirstName        varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'TEST'||chr(39);
   MidInitial       varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'T'||chr(39);
   LastName         varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'USER'||chr(39);
   NickName         varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'TESTER'||chr(39);
   EmpStatus        varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'FT'||chr(39);
   HireDate         varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'07/14/2009'||chr(39);
   Department       varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'11185111'||chr(39);
   JobCode          varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'0893'||chr(39);
   BadgeNumber      varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'112233'||chr(39);
   ExemptFlag       varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'N'||chr(39);
   ADRole           varchar2(100)  :=  chr(39)||'SMH-FIN'||chr(39);
 
BEGIN
    
   returnval := ''; 
   sqlstmt := 'EXECUTE [dbo].[Law_MCDB_Import_INSERT] ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || company     || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || employeenum || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || firstname   || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || midinitial  || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || lastname    || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || nickname    || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || empstatus   || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || hiredate    || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || department  || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || jobcode     || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || badgenumber || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || exemptflag  || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || adrole      ;
   
   result := DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH.EXECUTE_IMMEDIATE@ARSYSTEM (sqlstmt);
   
END;

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schwertnerCommented:
What about the EXCEPTION section at the end that will indicate errors:

EXCEPTION
     WHEN others THEN
       DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Other: '||substr(sqlerrm,1,60));

before running

SET SERVEROUTPUR ON

to see the error message.
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cortiliusAuthor Commented:
I ended up having to concatenate the ascii values of the @ symbol and the ' mark to get the syntax correct.
DECLARE
   result           VARCHAR2(200);
   sqlstmt          varchar2(1000);
   Company          varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'Company='    ||chr(39)||'300'||chr(39);
   EmployeeNum      varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'EmployeeNum='||chr(39)||to_char(sysdate,'hh'||'mi'||'ss')||chr(39);
   FirstName        varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'FirstName='  ||chr(39)||'ORACLE'||chr(39);
   MidInitial       varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'MidInitial=' ||chr(39)||'T'||chr(39);
   LastName         varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'LastName='   ||chr(39)||'GATEWAY'||chr(39);
   NickName         varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'NickName='   ||chr(39)||'DEV'||chr(39);
   EmpStatus        varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'EmpStatus='  ||chr(39)||'FT'||chr(39);
   HireDate         varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'HireDate='   ||chr(39)||to_char(sysdate,'mm/dd/yyyy')||chr(39);
   Department       varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'Department=' ||chr(39)||'10185100'||chr(39);
   JobCode          varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'JobCode='    ||chr(39)||'0893'||chr(39);
   BadgeNumber      varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'BadgeNumber='||chr(39)||'223344'||chr(39);
   ExemptFlag       varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'Exempt='     ||chr(39)||'Y'||chr(39);
   ADRole           varchar2(100)  :=  chr(64)||'Role='       ||chr(39)||'SMH-FINANCIAL ANALYST'||chr(39);
 
BEGIN
    
   sqlstmt := 'EXECUTE [dbo].[Law_MCDB_Import_INSERT] ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || company     || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || employeenum || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || firstname   || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || midinitial  || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || lastname    || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || nickname    || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || empstatus   || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || hiredate    || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || department  || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || jobcode     || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || badgenumber || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || exemptflag  || ', ';
   sqlstmt := sqlstmt || adrole      ;
   
   dbms_output.put_line ('SQLSTMT - ' || sqlstmt );
   
   result := DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH.EXECUTE_IMMEDIATE@ARSYSTEM (sqlstmt);
   
   commit;
   
   
END;

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