PL/SQL Two statements

Posted on 2016-09-30
Last Modified: 2016-09-30
Hello expert,

I need to go to the DBA with a script to delete rows in two tables.


where NOTE_ID = 798105 and SEGMENT_ID in (2359467, 2359468, 2359469);

where NOTE_ID = 798105 and SEGMENT_ID in (2359467, 2359468, 2359469);


But it only executes the first statement

Have tried running the two statements in separate queries with positive
result. But when combined only the first goes.

Was told by the DB expert that the semicolon is needed after
the first statement, Is he wrong?


Allen in Dallas
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Expert Comment

ID: 41824209
What tool do you or your DBA use to execute the script ?

Author Comment

ID: 41824215
I execute the script in Oracle SQL Developer V 3.1.07

Author Comment

ID: 41824241
Hello flow01,

Figured it out.
I clicked the green triangle icon (Run Statement).
But I should have been clicking the icon next to the Run Statement
icon which is the Run Script (looks like a piece of paper with a green triangle).

This made both statements run.

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Accepted Solution

flow01 earned 500 total points
ID: 41824248
I don't  use that normally, but in Oracle pl/sql developer when  there are more statements by default only 1 is executed (where the cursor is located).
But if you select al statement and use the  'run' button, all statements are executed.

And I just tried SQL Developer  Version and that works the same : select all statement  and run.
But it works also without selecting:
the first run symbol (ctrl-enter) runs 1 statement (if nothing is selected)
the second run symbol (f5)  runs the script.

So try if that works in your version also.
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Expert Comment

ID: 41824253
You already found it.

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