powershell and oracle pl/sql

i call pl/sql procedure in powershell script. how to send exception when others then raise; from pl/sql back to powershell.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
I'm not sure I understand the question.  PL/SQL will raise whatever exception you tell it to.

Are you asking how to trap the raised exception inside Powershell and take some appropriate action?

How are you connecting to Oracle from Powershell?
JasaidaAuthor Commented:
Yes. i connect to oracle like that
sqlplus.exe $username/$pas'@'$DBP "@" file.sql

and sql raised. how to trap raised exception inside powershell i want to set raise exeption equal to
$lastexitcode and exit powershell with $lastexitcode.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Many people confuse Oracle's Procedural Language, PL/SQL and just normal SQL.

Are the commands in file.sql an actual pl/sql block or straight SQL commands?
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JasaidaAuthor Commented:
it is a pl/sql block.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
I'm not a Powershell person so I'm not sure what you mean by lastexitcode but using sqlplus to execute a pl/sql block, you'll likely need to capture the script output, maybe with spool, and parse it looking for errors.

I know sqlplus has an exit value but I've never played with it in capturing a pl/sql exception.  My guess is the pl/sql, even with an exception, will complete successfully which means sqlplus will likely complete successfully.

You can set up some quick tests and try it.
DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You can check this out.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2006/09/15/errorlevel-equivalent.aspx

This will tell you about the $? and the $LASTEXITCODE variables in PowerShell.

This will tell you the exit code for sqlplus.

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>This will tell you the exit code for sqlplus.

I'm not sure what is sufficient.  From a quick test of a pl/sql block and sqlplus, sqlplus exited successful even though the pl/sql block had an exception.
DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
That could be, but that just means that all you will get from PowerShell is the exit code.  Because PowerShell did not execute the pl/sql block it has no knowledge of any exception that is thrown, only sqlplus.exe knows about that.
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