How can i use variables in select statement?

hi, i have to use variables in select statement including a constant value, table name, and where clause, like so..
execute immediate 'INSERT INTO table1 USING SELECT '
                                ||', '
                                ||'col1, col2, col3 FROM '
                                ||'WHERE TEMPLATE_NAME LIKE '
                                ||CHR (39)
                                ||CHR (39);
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Rao_SAuthor Commented:
with the above statement i get a error:
Error: Error in loading:table1-933ORA-00933: SQL command not properly ended
           'INSERT INTO table1 USING SELECT :source, col1, col2, col3 FROM '
        || lv_tablename
        || ' WHERE TEMPLATE_NAME LIKE :likevalue'
        USING lv_source, lv_likevalue;

the error was because you were missing a space between the tablename and the WHERE clause in the concatenation.

But, you should use bind variable (with the colon) and the USING clause for the variables.

Note, you can't bind the object names, those must be literals within the concatenated sql

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Rao_SAuthor Commented:
thank you sdstuber, it worked!
i have to add another cursor and pass mutiple 'lv_likevalue', let me test that too...
Rao_SAuthor Commented:
thank you sdstuber, works correctly!!
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