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ORA-00900 : invalid SQL statement
Script line 3, statement line 1, column 0


I can create the simple stored procedure below. However if I try an execute it, I get the error messages shown below. I need
an ORACLE expert to tell me what I am doing wrong? I have not been able to figure it out?


CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE "CMUDEMO"."GenerateSummaryData"

AS

DECLARE dbName VARCHAR(25);
DECLARE TableName VARCHAR(25);

TableName := 'CUST_PURCHASES';

BEGIN



END;
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Question by:brgdotnet
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Ryan Chong earned 1000 total points
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try remove the DECLARE clause?
CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE "CMUDEMO"."GenerateSummaryData"

AS

dbName VARCHAR(25);
TableName VARCHAR(25);

TableName := 'CUST_PURCHASES';

BEGIN



END; 

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by:HuaMinChen
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Try like
CREATE PROCEDURE remove_emp (employee_id NUMBER) AS
   tot_emps NUMBER;
   BEGIN
      DELETE FROM employees
      WHERE employees.employee_id = remove_emp.employee_id;
   tot_emps := tot_emps - 1;
   END;
/

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No need to put 'declare'
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Can you provide more details like what you are trying to achieve here , may be the logic you wanted to achieve in the proc?
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Yes, the declares need to be removed but the assignment needs to be after the begin or when the variable is declared.

Also, NEVER use double quotes on Oracle objects.  That forces case sensitivity and you are stuck always using double quotes.

Two examples below.  One setting the value in the code and one when the variable is declared.

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE CMUDEMO.GenerateSummaryData
 AS

 dbName VARCHAR(25);
 TableName VARCHAR(25);


 BEGIN

   TableName := 'CUST_PURCHASES';
 END; 



CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE CMUDEMO.GenerateSummaryData
 AS

 dbName VARCHAR(25);
 TableName VARCHAR(25) := 'CUST_PURCHASES';


 BEGIN
    --you have to have a statement of some type or you get an error so I used null
    null;

 END; 

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