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How to invoke a Stored Procedure with RECORDTYPE as parameter and pass the value into it

How to call a stored procedure that is inside a package and takes parameter as RECORD TYPE for testing purposes. The procedure is not exposed in the package. 

--1)Cursor has a query 2)Cursor fetches data in Row Type 3) into list of variables

--Part 1: Cursor declaration ---
cursor abc_cursor select col_name from table_name;

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--Part 2 Cursor assigned to rowtype---
abc_record abc_cursor % ROWTYPE;

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-- Part 3 record passes into parameter
PROCEDURE PROC_NAME (abc_info IN abc_record%type)
-- lots of code ---

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* Oracle PL/SQLOracle Database* Oracle12c

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8/22/2022 - Mon
slightwv (䄆 Netminder)

Your title and example code don't match:
er_record IN er_record %TYPE

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That is not a rowtype.  It appears to be a record type.

How is er_record  declared in the package?  If it is exposed externally, you can create a pl/sql block that initializes a record of that type and then just call the procedure in the package.

If it isn't exposed externally, you can create your own version in the pl/sql block.

If you can provide the details of what er_record is, we can provide a quick example.
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Hi Netminder, You were right. Could you please help me?
slightwv (䄆 Netminder)

I would love to help.

To do so, I need the information to help.

If it is a record object, I need to have the definition to come up with a simple test.

If it is a ROWTYPE, need that information as well.
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The cursor has a query - which fetches data into Row Types and from row type, it is passed into the procedure as an object.

Updated the Main question to show the changes.
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cursor and record are default or nothing before their declaration. testing this piece of code.