dbms output issue

I want to include the date and the database name in this report but don't know much about formatting dbms_output

here is what I have - hash marks are not in the sql script

##############
set serverout on feed off pause off timing off pagesize 56 linesize 180 echo off

column today noprint new_value xdate
select to_char(sysdate,'MM-DD-YYYY')  today from dual;

col dbname new_value dbnm
select name dbname from v$database;


spool /home/sql/reports/&dbnm..reports.doc

begin
dbms_output.put_line('___________________________________________________________________________________');
dbms_output.put_line('                      Assessment Report');
dbms_output.put_line('___________________________________________________________________________________');
end;
/

prompt
prompt
prompt
#################

here is what I get


DBNAME
---------
DEVDATABASE
___________________________________________________________________________________
Assessment Report
___________________________________________________________________________________
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bkreynolds48Asked:
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sdstuberCommented:
what do you want the output to look like?
you are printing the dbname, but you have defined your "today" column as noprint, so it's hidden
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Wasim Akram ShaikCommented:
as sdstuber said, you have to use your statement like this

column today print new_value xdate
select to_char(sysdate,'MM-DD-YYYY')  today from dual;


if you are using plsql, then its better to display everything in plsql itself,. why to go in sql prompt again and using spool for printing the output to file..??
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sdstuberCommented:
if you want to do everything in pl/sql try something like this


set serverout on feed off pause off timing off pagesize 56 linesize 180 echo off
spool /home/sql/reports/&dbnm..reports.doc

begin
dbms_output.put_line('___________________________________________________________________________________');
dbms_output.put_line('                      Assessment Report');
dbms_output.put_line('Report date: ' || to_char(sysdate,'yyyy-mm-dd hh24:mi:ss'));
dbms_output.put_line('DB Name: ' || sys_context('userenv','db_name'));
dbms_output.put_line('___________________________________________________________________________________');
end;
/

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sdstuberCommented:
>> as sdstuber said, you have to use your statement like this

actually, I would simply remove the noprint, because print is the default

or, as I did above, remove the sql and corresponding column commands completely.
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bkreynolds48Author Commented:
Thanks that worked
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