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I have a large SELECT statement that uses prompt (bind) variables. The statement is (> 4000 characters and I need to call it in a Procedure (or similar object) by passing in, say 3 variables.

What is the best way to go about this task?  Assuming that my SELECT is something like this (but > 4000 characters):

SELECT many_cols, FROM many_tables WHERE col1 = &var1 and col2 = &var2 and col3 = &var3.

I'm looking for a high-levell approach, with the general code flow, that I can add the full SELECT statement and call from another application (just as BEPL) with a simple statement - while passing in these three variables.

Thank you.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>uses prompt (bind) variables

&var1 is not really a bind variable.  It is just a variable.

What are you going to do with the results of the SQL inside the procedure?
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by:globalwm2
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Consume it into a (SOA) BEPL process. Yes, a variable should be able to be passed and processed within the SELECT.

I'm open to creative (simple) ways to accomplish the same result:  have a simple procedure (or package or the like) to call from SOA suite.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>Consume it into a (SOA) BEPL process.

What I was looking for is what output are you looking for in the procedure?  CLOB, XML, ref cursor, ???
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ref cursor...

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 250 total points
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Just add the select in the procedure.

The following example accepts one parameter and returns a ref cursor.  If I did my math right the select statement is over 4000 characters.

It was tested using sqlplus on a 10.2.0.1 database.
create or replace procedure myproc(inVar1 in varchar2, outCur out sys_refcursor)
is
begin
	open outCur for
		select 'Hello' from dual where dummy=inVar1
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		;

end;
/

show errors

--sqlplus setup to test it
var myCur refcursor

exec myProc('X',:myCur);

print mycur

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by:globalwm2
ID: 36818431
I'm following.... I inserted my SQL and compiled (no errors) but when I run the sqlplus setup to test, I get:

ORA-00900: invalid SQL statement

This points to line with:

var myCur refcursor

??
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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With 10g sqlplus?

I pasted the script I executed as-is.

Can you post a screenshot of your sqlplus window?
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by:globalwm2
ID: 36818517
I think i was out of sync - i dropped and recreated and it was able to run.

Just got a error in Toad stating: "List index out of bounds (39)"  which I think is because all the columns - some colums returning a (DATASET) ?
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Here is the sqlplus output from my test
Procedure created.

SQL>
SQL> show errors
No errors.
SQL>
SQL> --sqlplus setup to test it
SQL> var myCur refcursor
SQL>
SQL> exec myProc('X',:myCur);

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL>
SQL> print mycur

'HELL
-----
Hello

SQL>

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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>Just got a error in Toad stating:

Sorry but I'm not a Toad person.  If it works in sqlplus then I would ignore Toad for now and test with your BPEL code.
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by:globalwm2
ID: 36818541
Sounds good to me - thanks for the SPROC lesson. I'll build on your example. Thanks!
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Glad to help.
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