How to get the line number where an exception occurred in the stored procedure

I am working with a large stored procedure. Currently I have this exception code below to catch any exceptions which occur. What I really need information on, is what line number the exception occurred on.  Is there a way to get the line number where the error occurred?

  errMsg := "Error occurred ' || SUBSTR(SQLERRM, 1, 199);
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Mark GeerlingsConnect With a Mentor Database AdministratorCommented:
That is the problem with having a generic "exception" section at the end of a large procedure: Oracle does not tell you then which line in the procedure the error actually happened on.  Your options are:
1. Remove or comment out the generic "exception" section at the end
2. Add a varchar2(2) variable in the declare section of the procedure, named something like: v_step; add lines like this in various places in the procedure: "v_step := '1';",  "v_step := '2';" etc;  add this command in your "exception" section (and make sure that you have "serveroutput on") : dbms_output_put_line('After step: '||v_step);
3. Add nested "begin ...exception ...end" sections around each query or SQL statement in the procedure, so the error message in each local exception block can be very specific.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I don't know of a way to get the line number directly but take a look at DBMS_UTILITY.FORMAT_ERROR_BACKTRACE.

There is a good paper on it here:
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