PL/SQL Pl/SQL woks both in the Oracle Sever(through stored procedures, stored functions, database triggers and

packages), and in the Oracle Development Environment(Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle Graphics) It supports SQL Data types. PL SQL bridges the gap and the need for procedural programming capabilities. Benefits of PL/SQL : Improved performance : It is used to group SQl statements together within a single block and to send the entire block to the server in a single call, thereby reducing the network traffic. Modularised program Development : Group logically related statements within blocks. Nest sub-blocks inside larger blocks to build a powerful program Break down complex problems into a set of manageable, well-defined , logical modules Place reusable PL/SQL code in libraries to be shared between Oracle applications or store it in an Oracle server to make it available to any userapplication. Portability : PL/SQL programs can run anywhere the Oracle server is installed, you do not need to tailor them to each new environment. Identifiers : It allows you to declare variables, cursors, constants, and exceptions and then use them in SQL and Procedural statements. It allows to declare variable belonging to scalar, reference, composite and LOB data types Declare variable based on the columns in the tables.

Procedural language Control Structures : Execute a sequence of statements conditionally Execute a sequence of statements iteratively in a loop Process the individual rows returned by a multi-row query with an explicit cursors. Error Handling : Process Oracle-server errors with exception handling routines Declare user-defined error conditions and process them with exception-handling routines Structure of a PL/SQL Block Declare(optional) Contains all the variables, constants, cursors and user-defined exceptions that will be used in the executable section Begin(Mandatory)-----Executable section Contains SQL statements to manipulate data in the database and PL/SQl statements to manipulate data in the data-block Exception(Optional) Contains actions to be performed when errors and abnormal conditions arise in the executable section End; set serveroutput on for dbms_output.put_line to give output in SQL

declare vname students.studname%type; vtotal; begin select studname into vname from students where rollno=1; select total into vtotal from students where rollno=1; dbms_output.put_line('Name of Student is :'||vname); dbms_output.put_line('Total of Student is :'||vtotal); end; /

PL/SQL Block Types Anonymous Blocks: These are unnamed blocks. They are declared in an application where they need to be executed and are passed to the Server for execution at run-time. Example : Triggers in Oracle Developer consists of such blocks [Declare] Begin [Exception] End; Sub-Programs : These are named PL/SQL blocks that can accept parameters and can be invoked as and when required. They are declared as Procedures or Functions. Generally use procedures to perform an action and a function to compute and return a value. Procedure name is Begin --statements [Exception] End; Function name return datatype Is Begin --statements return value; [Exception] End;

RECORD: A record is a group of related data items stored as fields. Example . NESTED TABLE and VARRAY. . Numeric Date and Boolean types of data types. salary. variable type_name. RECORD. Must contain one or more components of any scalar type. They are of 4 types : TABLE. you can use the %type attribute to declare a variable according to another previously declared variable or a column of a table. Instead of hardcoding the data type and size of a variable.salary%type vgrade number(7. field declaration. Location varchar2(20) : = ‘Mumbai’.Declaring PL/SQl variables Declare Birthdate date. vvflag Boolean :=TRUE 2) Composite Composite data types such as records. Boolean data types(only stores NULL. vvgrade vgrade %type:=10. FALSE) vflag Boolean. you have different kinds of data about an employee like name. They have internal components that can be handled and manipulated individually. Type type_name IS RECORD ( field declaration. This data is dissimilar in type but logically related. PL/SQL also supports Boolean datatype Character. …. The %type attribute.). hire date. Example : vsalary employees. each with it’s own name and data type. TRUE .2). Deptno number(2) NOT NULL : =10. Also known as Collections. Salary constant number : = 10000 PL/SQL variables 1) Scalar These are the data types that correspond to the data types of columns in tables. allows groups of fields to be defined and manipulated in PL/SQL blocks.

This attribute is useful when retrieving a row into variables with the Select * From tablename. TABLE : Objects of TABLE type are called INDEX By TABLES.field_name.column%type/table. . The number and data types of the underlying database columns need not be known. They use a primary key to provide you with array-like access to rows. The number and the data types of the underlying database column may change at run time. Can increase dynamically because it is unconstrained.Type emp_data IS RECORD (first_name varchar2(10). Type type_name is Table of column_type/variable %type/table. emp_record emp_data.first_name:=’Ramesh’. Emp_record. To reference or initialize an individual field : Record_name.%rowtype INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER. An INDEX BY Table : Is similar to an array Must contain 2 components A Primary Key of data type Binary_Integer that indexes the INDEX BY TABLE A Column of a scalar or record data type. identifier type_name. Declaring Records with %rowtype The %rowtype attribute is used to declare a record based on a collection of columns in a database table or view Example : Declare Emp_record employees%rowtype. last_name varchar2(10)). which stores the INDEX BY Table elements.

Birthdate_table(1) :=sysdate-10. Ename_table ename_table_type. My_emp_table emp_table_type. Following methods are used by the INDEX BY Tables : Exists(n)-returns TRUE if the nth element exists Count-returns number of elements that a PL/SQL table currently contains FIRST.Type ename_table_type IS TABLE OF employees.Returns the index number that succeeds the index n in a table TRIM-removes oen element from the end of the PL SQL Table TRIM(n)-removes n elements from the end of the PLSQL Table DELETE. Ename_table ename_table_type. Example : Set server output on. Birthdate_table birthdate_table_type. Initially such a table is not populated.Returns the index number that preceeds the index n in a table Next(n). LAST.removes all elements from PL/SQL table DELETE(n)-removes the nth element from the PLSQL table.first_name%type INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER. Ename_table(1) :=’Ramesh’.returns the first and last index numbers Prior(n). . Declare Type ename_table_type IS TABLE OF employees%rowtype INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER. An explicit executable statement is required to initialize (populate) the Index By Table. DELETE(m. Type ename_table_type IS TABLE OF employees.n)-removes all elements in the range m…n from a PL SQL table. Type birthdate_table_type IS TABLE OF DATE INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER.first_name%type INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER. it contains no keys or no values.

If-then-else-end if.put_line(my_emp_table(i). For i in my_emp_table. . End. End if.first . my_emp_table. / 3) Reference These are the pointers to other program items. If <condition(s)> then Statement 1. End loop.V_count number(3):=104.(Not a part of the syllabus) 4) LOBs Also called locators that specify the location of large objects(such as graphic images that are stored out of line. If <condition(s)> then Statement 1.. Statement 2. End loop. Else(optional) Statement 3.. v_count Loop Select * into my_emp_table(i) from employees where employee_id=i. Begin For i in 100 . Conditional Constructs IF Statement If-then. Statement 4. End if.first_name).end if.last Loop Dbms_output. Statement 2.

put_line(Vname||' is an average student'). Else(optional) Statement Elsif <condition(s)> then Statement 5. PL/SQL Block to display "Very Good Student". If <condition(s)> then Statement 1. Statement 8. begin select studname into vname from students where rollno=1. End if. vtotal students. select total into vtotal from students where rollno=1. and "poor student" if total less than 250 declare vname students. begin select studname into vname from students where rollno=1. .studname%type. else display "Average student" declare vname students.studname%type. Statement 6. Statement 4.put_line(Vname||' is a very good student'). / PL/SQL Block to display "Very Good Student". if vtotal>=250 then dbms_output. vtotal students. end. Statement 2. if total of Rollno=1 is more than 275. else dbms_output. end if. Elsif <condition(s)> then Statement 3. "Average student" if total between 250 and <275. select total into vtotal from students where rollno=1. if total of Rollno=1 is more than 275.

else dbms_output. / Nesting of Ifs allowed as per situation.put_line(Vname||' is an average student'). Dbms_output.if vtotal>=275 then dbms_output. CASE Expressions Case selector When expression1 then result1 When expression2 then result2 When expression3 then result3 When expressionN then resultN Else resultN+1(optional) End. end. Set serveroutput on.put_line(‘Grade ‘||vgrade||’ Appraisal ‘ || vappraisal). vappraisal varchar2(20). Begin Vappraisal := CASE vgrade When ‘A’ then ‘Excellent’ When ‘B’ then ‘Very Good’ When ‘C’ then ‘Good’ Else ‘No such grade’ End. End. / .put_line(Vname||' is a very good student'). elsif vtotal>=250 and vtotal<275 then dbms_output. Declare vgrade char(1):=upper(‘&p_grade).put_line(Vname||' is a poor student'). end if.

b number:=0. / Numbers 1 to 10 in reverse order declare num number(2). statement2.10 loop dbms_output.put_line('There are '||b||' odd numbers'). b:=b+1.. end if.put_line('There are '||a||' even numbers'). end. begin For x in 1.put_line('Number '||x||' is Odd')..10 loop dbms_output. / Print odd and even numbers from 1 to 20 and their count declare a number:=0. else dbms_output.. end loop. end.put_line('Number '||x||' is Even'). end loop Numbers 1 to 10 in order declare num number(2). begin for num in reverse 1..put_line('number '|| num). end loop. dbms_output.put_line('number '|| num). end loop.20 loop if mod(x. / . dbms_output.2)=0 then dbms_output.LOOPS 1) For <variable> in [reverse] lowvalue. begin for num in 1.highvalue loop statement1. end. a:=a+1.

. num:=num+10. exit when <condition>. end loop.put_line(num). / loop statement1.20....50 declare num number:=5.. / . print 10.15. num:=num+5. exit when num>50.100 declare num number:=10. end loop.10. statement2.30. statement2... end. begin loop dbms_output. end loop. end loop. end.20.While <condition> loop statement1.put_line(num). print 5.. begin while num<=100 loop dbms_output.

Explicit Cursors Used to process each row returned by a multiple-row Select statement. The row returned by the query are called the active set and are now available for fetching Open Cursor_name. 2)Open This statement executes the query. Exit When End loop. EXPLICIT For queries that return more than one row. Loop Fetch cursor_name into variable1. and manipulated in the block’s executable section. explicit cursors are declared and named by the programmer. Close Cursor_name . Following are the steps followed for handling explicit cursors : 1)declare Here we declare the cursor by naming it and define the structure of the query to be performed within it. Declare Cursor cursor_name is Select ……. 3)Fetch and process Here you actually fetch the rows into variable if required and carry out all the business logic or processing. including queries that return only one row. It is now possible to reopen the cursor to re-establis a fresh active set. There are 2 types of cursors : IMPLICIT These are declaredc by PLSQL implicitly for all DML and PLSQL Select statements. variable 2. 4)close It releases the active .CURSORS Cursors are names given to private SQL work areas created by the Oracle server to execute SQL statements and to store the processing information.

begin Open cstudent. dbms_output. or else the last record will be displayed twice.rollno%type. vtotal.put_line('Name :'||vname). loop fetch cstudent into vrollno.Do not use the INTO clause in the cursor declaration. exit when cstudent%notfound.studname%type.Evaluates to TRUE if the most recent fetch returns a row %rowcount-Evaluates to the number of rows returned so far Example to retrieve row from employees table and populate them to another table with a similar structure Declare Cursor emp_cursor is select empid. "notfound" is a cursor attribute which is used to find whether the cursor currently contains a record or has reached the end of the file or recordset Explicit Cursor attributes %isopen – Evaluates to True if the cursor is open %notfound. vname. you may use the order by clause in the declaration. / Here. If the row need to be processed in a particular order. Begin Open emp_cursor. total of all the students declare cursor cstudent is Select . Emp_record emp_cursor%rowtype. vname students. vrollno from students. end loop. close cstudent. last_name from employees.Evaluates to TRUE if the most recent fetch does not return a row %found. vtotal students. exit when cstudent%notfound should be done immediately after fetch. dbms_output. dbms_output.put_line('Roll number :'||vrollno). end. to print the name.put_line('Total :'||vtotal).

rows are fetched once for each iteration in the loop. / Cursor For Loop It is a shortcut for processing explicit cursors.put_line(‘Employee ‘ ||emp_record.Loop Fetch emp_cursor into emp_record. Commit. Statement2. . Insert into temp_emp(empno. the previous cursor is closed and reopnened with a new set of values. Begin For emp_record IN emp_cursor --implicit open and fetch occurs Loop If emp_record. Retrieving the employees one by one and printing them if they belong to department 80.empid. emp_record. Set serveroutput on. name) values(emp_record. --implicit close and implicit loop exit End. returning a different active set. End if.last_name) End loop. For record_name IN Cursor_name Loop Statement1.deptno=80 then Dbms_output. End loop. and the cursor is closed automatically. End loop. Declare Cursor emp_cursor is select first_name . because the cursor is opened. For each execution. Exit when emp_cursor%notfound. Close emp_cursor.first_name). Thus you can open and close an explicit cursor several times in a block. / Cursors with Parameters You can pass parameters to the cursors. the loop exits when the last row is processed. deptno from employees. Each time you open the cursor with a different set of values. End.

In the cursor declaration. last_name from employees whre department_id=p_deptno and job_id=p_job.employee_id ||’ Employee name :’ || emp_record. Sometimes it may happen that the rows which you want to lock are already locked by another user/transaction. because of the for update . but it is recommended by Oracle for better readability and maintenance. when querying multiple tables with a join.last_name). ‘Sales_Rep’). ‘Programmer’). For emp_record IN emp_cursor Loop Dbms_output. Only that table’s rows will be locked whose column is referred to in the For update [of column] clause. and each of there formal parameters will have to be passed an ACTUAL parameter or value in the Open statement. p_job varchar2) is select employee_id. / For Update [Of column] clause Sometimes you may want to perform some update or delete based on the values that the cursor has returned to you. : ‘ || emp_record. [It is not necessary that the for update clause refers to a column .] Also.last_name). but not the size. Close emp_cursor End. Begin Open emp_cursor(80.. you can use the For update clause to ensure row locking to particular table of the join.put_line(‘Employee no. To prevent any other user/transaction from changing those values. you can lock those row retuned by the cursor through the FOR Update clause.employee_id ||’ Employee name :’ || emp_record.In such a case. Hence it is important that no other user /transaction modifies those values. you need to specify the FORMAL parameters. Close emp_cursor Open emp_cursor(60. : ‘ || emp_record. You have to specify the Formal parameter data types. since the update/delete which you want to perform is based on those values. End loop. For emp_record IN emp_cursor Loop Dbms_output.put_line(‘Employee no. Declare cursor emp_cursor(p_deptno number. End loop.

department_id. the active set will contain the department number..department_id=60 FOR Update of salary NOWAIT. Declare Cursor emp_cursor is Select employee_id. employee_id. salary from employees e. departments where employees.department_id and employees.department_id=e. Declare Cursor sal_cursor is Select e. such that there are more than 3 employees working in each such department.staff from departments t1. Where current Of clause Sometimes you may want to update or delete the row being currently addressed. and the total number of employees working in that department. (Select department_id. department_name from employees. / Cursors with subqueries Declare Cursor my_cursor is Select t1. This is possible through the WHERE CURRENT OF clause. so that instead of waiting indefinitely.department_id=t2. To avoid this type of waiting.department_id and d. count(*) as staff from employees group by department_id) t2 where t1. last_name. End.10 WHERE CURRENT OF sal_cursor.salary*1. t2. you can use the NOWAIT clause with the For update clause. But for this you need to lock the rows with the FOR UPDATE clause so that the rows are locked on open. End if.staff>=3 When this cursor is opened. . without the need to refer to the ROWID.department_id=departments..department_id and t2.department_name. End loop. the control is immediately passed to your program so that it can do some other work before trying to acquire the lock.deprtment_id=60 FOR UPDATE OF SALARY NOWAIT. department name. t1. last_name.clause your block will keep on waiting till the rows are released by the other user/transaction.department_id. departments d where d.salary<5000 then Update employees set salary=emp_record. Begin For emp_record in sal_cursor Loop If emp_record.

EXCEPTIONS An exception is an identifier in a PL SQL Block that is raised during the execution of a block that terminates it’s main body of actions. then the PL SQL block terminates with failure and the exception is propogated to the calling environment. but the PL SQl block terminates successfully. Declare them in the declaration section and raise them explicitly Declare Begin Exception When Exception1 [or exception2…. In such cases. the control is passed to the exception handler in the exception section. Exception types Implicitly raised : Predefined Oracle Server : 20 most common errors. etc Non Predefined Oracle Server : Other Oracle server errors... Statement2. Declare them in the declaration section. The exception being raised may be user-defined or pre-defined. You explicitly raise an exception by issuing the RAISE statement within the block. When an exception is raised.] then Statement1. Do not declare them and oracle server will raise them implicitly No_data_found Too_many_rows Inavlid_cursor Zero_divide Dup_val_on_index. But. and oracle server will raise them implicitly Explicitly raised : User-defined : A situation which is abnormal from the user point of view. . If the exception is successfully handled. Exceptions are raised in 2 ways : An oracle-defined error occurs and the appropriate exception is raised automatically. you can specify an exception handler to perform some other actions. then the control is not passed back to the enclosing block or environment or point where the exception was raised. If an exception is raised and there is no corresponding exception handler.

each with it’s own set of actions When an exception occurs PL SQL processes only one Exception-handler before leaving the block Place the OTHERS clause after all the other exception-handlers There can be only one OTHERS clause Exceptions cannot appear anywhere else. begin select total into vtotal from students where rollno=16. [When others then Statement5. exception when no_data_found then dbms_output.] End. since the data is not found. .total%type. dbms_output. the control is not passed to the immediate next line.When Exception3 [or exception4…. OTHERS is the last exception handler that is defined optionally Guidelines for Trapping Exceptions : Begin the Exception-handling section with the EXCEPTION Keyword Define the required number of exception-handlers. but to the exception handler.put_line('the roll number is not correct'). Statement6. an error has occurred and the control is transferred to the exception handler. which traps any exception which is not yet handled. / The exception handling section traps only those exceptions that are specified. Statement4..put_line('Check the roll number').] then Statement3. end. since when the error is encountered. Hence. / Here. and the line which is after the line that caused the error is not executed. unless you use the OTHERS exception handler. others are not trapped. besides the Exception section Trapping Predefined Exceptions : declare vtotal students.

After doing this . begin select total into vtotal from students where total>100. you may refer to that exception by name and write a specific handler for it. -2292). / Trapping Non-Predefined Exceptions : There are certain non-predefined standard Oracle errors. / Functions for trapping Exceptions : SQLCODE-returns the numeric value for the error code SQLERRM-Returns the message associated with the error number ‘ || . but are not associated with name(exception name/error name). Commit.put_line('More than 1 row selected'). The PRAGMA EXCEPTION_INIT utility tells the compiler to associate an exception name with an Oracle error number. Define p_deptno=20 Declare e_emps_existing EXCEPTION. Example : Oracle returns error number –2292 when you try to delete a parent record which has got some child records. BEGIN Delete from departments where department_id=&p_deptno.declare vtotal students. Such errors can be trapped by declaring it first . or by using the OTHERS handler. which always return a standard Oracle server error number. End. Exception When e_emps_existing then Dbms_output. end.put_line(‘Cant delete department to_char(&p_deptno) ||’ It has got employees existing ‘). They are raised exception when too_many_rows then dbms_output. PRAGMA directs the PL SQL compiler to associate all occurrences of that Oracle error number with the given exception name within that block. PRAGMA EXCEPTION_INIT(e_emps_existing.

english%type. End. v_error_message). / Trapping User-Defined Exceptions : Declare the exception in the declarative section Raise the exception in the executable section Handle the exception in the Exception-handling section declare low_mark exception. exception when low_mark then dbms_output. v_error_message varchar2(200). / . if venglish<35 then raise low_mark. end if. begin select english into venglish from students where rollno=2. end. Begin Exception When OTHERS then Rollback.SQLCODE value 0 1 +100 negative number Description No Exception encountered User-defined exception No_data_found exception Some standard Oracle server error number Example : to store all the error-numbers and error-messages in an ERRORS table Declare v_error_code number. venglish students. insert into errors values(v_error_code. v_error_message :=SQLERRM.put_line('Failed in English'). v_error_code:=SQLCODE.

Define p_department_desc =’Planning n esearch’ Define p_department_number=20 Declare e_invalid_department EXCEPTION. Begin For erec in emp_cursor loop Begin Select ……. since it is an update statement and not a select statement. Commit. Exception When e_integrity then……. End loop. e_integrity exception. pragma exception_init(e_integrity. End if. Sub-blocks can handle an exception or pass the exception to the enclosing block Declare … … e_no_rows exception. -2292). Update……. / Here no_data_found cannot be used . If SQL%NOTFOUND then Raise e_invalid_department.if marks in english are less than 35 then the exception is raised and the message is displayed. End.. End if. / . If SQL%NOTFOUND then Raise e_no_rows. When e_no_rows then…….put_line(‘No such department number’). End. Exception When e_invalid_department then Dbms_output. End. Begin Update departments set department_name=’&p_department_desc’ where department_id=&p_department_number.

The error number and message are displayed to the user just like a predefined. nonpredefined or userdefined error . Raise_application_error(error_number. error message) Error_number : Error message: must be a user. Raise_application_error can be used in either(or both) the executable section and the exception section.Raise_Application_Error Procedure : This procedure is used to communicate a predefined exception/error with a nonstandard error number and a user-friendly error message from stored subprograms. It also handles the unhandled exceptions.specified number for exceptions between -20000 to -20999 user-specified message upto 2048 bytes long.

In OUT: Passed to the procedure. Formal versus Actual Parameters : Formal parameters are the variables declared in the parameter list of the procedure declaration Create or Replace procedure hikesal(p_empid number. declaration section.header Is/AS --this section after is/as and before the begin is the declarative section PL SQl block --. The actual parameter can be a constant. Must be passed as a variable. expression. It can stored in the database as a schema object. p_empsal number) …. parameter2 [mode] datatype. But it can take a default value. Parameter Modes : IN(default) : Value passed to the procedure from the calling environment..Procedures A procedure is a type of sub-program that performs an action. The Formal parameter acts as a constant and only takes the values passed by the calling environment. . Must be passed as a variable. Cannot be assigned a default value. …] -. Cannot be assigned a default value.executable and an optional exception section The pl sql block starts with either a BEGIN or the declaration of local variables and ends with END or End procedure_name. or an initialised variable. and then returned to the calling environment. Actual parameters are the variables or expressions passed while calling the procedure Execute hikesal(v_empid. It has a Header section.. It’s value cannot be changed in the procedure body. OUT: Returned to the calling environment. Create or Replace Procedure procedure_name [parameter1 [mode] datatype. 2000). executable section and an optional exception-handling section. It is a named PL SQL block that can accept parameters(called arguments). End hikesal.

ve. vename OUT varchar2.put_line('Employee salary is '||vs).05. vsal IN OUT number.put_line('Employee name is '||ve).sal%type.sal%type. begin for erec in c1 loop retemp(erec.ename%type. vsal from emp where empno=veno.put_line('Employee number is '||erec. end. / main plsql block declare cursor c2 is select empno. dbms_output. sal into vename.Stored Procedure to display employee numbers and their salaries for department 10 create or replace procedure retemp(veno IN number. .hiredate%type. vs). vsal OUT number) is begin select ename.empno. year IN number) is begin if year>=60 then vsal:=vsal*1. vsal1 emp. end. vs emp. end. ve emp. years number.empno). / main block declare cursor c1 is select empno from emp where deptno=10. dbms_output. / to show increase in salary by 10 percent for all employees and an additional 5 percent for those who have completed more than 5 years of service create or replace procedure retemp(veno IN number. hiredate from emp. end if. dbms_output. end loop. sal. vdate1 emp.

retemp(rec.vsal1.put_line('Employee number '||rec. / Viewing OUT Parameters : Create or replace procedure query_emp (p_id In employees. select months_between(sysdate.1. p_salary.hiredate) INTO YEARS from emp where empno=rec.) print g_name print g_sal print The colon(:) is required to reference the host variable s in the execute command. years). p_comm.empno. End emp_query.put_line('Employee salary '||rec. dbms_output. :g_comm.employee_id%type. dbms_output. commission_pct into p_name. p_name OUT employees. p_comm from employees where employee_id=p_id.begin for rec in c2 loop dbms_output.put_line('Employee salary '||vsal1). Methods of passing Actual Parameters : Positional : Here the actual parameters are passed in the order in which the Formal parameters are given with the procedure definition . :g_name. OUT employees.commission_pct%type) is BEGIN Select first_name. end loop. salary.salary%type. / at the calling environment : variable g_name varchar2(25) variable g_sal number variable g_comm.put_line('Employee salary '||vsal1). dbms_output. Number execute query_emp(100.empno.empno). end. vsal1:=rec. p_salary OUT employees.sal*1.first_name%type.sal). :g_sal.

p_name.nextval. declare procedure p1 is begin dbms_output.department_name%type DEFAULT ‘unknown’. End add_dept. Any variable declared after the local subprogram will cause a compilation error. 500) -. their scope is limited to the parent(enclosing) block in which they are defined. or else there will be an error. department_name.put_line('P1 is called'). / In Combinational method all the positional parameters must be before the named parameters. -.will give an error as “a positional parameter may not follow a named parameter” Declaring Local Sub-procedures : The local procedures are not stored as Schema objects. and not to OUT or IN OUT Parameters. --. P_loc IN departments. end. Because they are defined in the declaration section of another program/PL SQL Block/procedure. .both default add_dept(‘Welfare’. When you are declaring a sub-program in the declaration section of the main program. / Default values may be assigned only to In parameters . ----positional add_dept(p_loc=> default End. p_name=>’Medical’). location_id) values(departments_seq.200).Named Association : Here the actual parameters are passed in ant arbitary order by associating it with the corresponding formal parameter using the => symbol. it must me the last item declared. Example : Execute add_dept(p_name=>’Legal’.location_id%type DEFAULT 100) IS Begin Insert into departments(department_id.---Named association add_dept(p_loc=>400). Default Option for parameters Create or Replace procedure add_dept(p_name IN departments. Executing/Calling the above procedure : Begin add_dept. Combination : Here the first actual parameter is passed positionally and the remaining are passed using the => symbol as in named association method. p_loc).

is never executed.. / . log_exec. end.put_line('In the main block').put_line('p1 called'). Procedure to delete an employees record and to log the entry of the user who deleted the record Create or Replace procedure del_emp(p_id IN employees. p2. End del_emp. dbms_output.begin p1. End log_emp. end. procedure p1 is begin dbms_output. end. p2.put_line('p2 called'). is not types as line 1) The result is an infinite loop...put_line('In the main block').employee_id%type) IS Procedure log_emp IS Begin Insert into log_table(user_id. log)date) values(USER. begin p1. dbms_output. Begin Delete from employees where employee_id=p_id. / declare procedure p1. end. / it will show error : p1 must be declared(if procedure p1. procedure p2 is begin dbms_output. and dbms. SYSDATE). p1.

…… End. End. Any DML statements issued before the exception was raised remain as part of the transaction. ‘Mumbai’. Begin Raise_salary(v_id). If the exception is handled. p_locid). and the control goes to the calling program/environment. End emp_proc. Commit. / Handled Exceptions : When an exception is raised in a called procedure. Begin Dbms_output. Begin For erec in emp_cursor Loop Raise_salary(erec. / Invoking a stored procedure from another Stored procedure : Create or replace procedure emp_proc IS Cursor emp_cursor is select employee_id from employees.Invoking a stored procedure from an anonymous block : Declare V_id number:=145. then the block terminates. Select department_id into v_did from employees where employee_id=999. Consider the following tables LOCATIONS Location_ID City 1 Mumbai DEPARTMENTS Department_ID 5 Department_name Welfare Manager_ID 200 Location_ID 1 Create procedure Ins_dept(p_locid number) IS v_did number(4).put_line(‘Procedure INS_dept started’). Insert into departments values(5. Commit. 200. / . the control goes immediately to it’s exception section. End loop.employee_id).

Select city into v_city from locations where location_id=p_lid. Insert into locations(location_id. If the exception is not handled by the calling procedure. p_city).put_line(‘MAIN Procedure INS_LOC started’). Manager ID=200 at the new location inserted through INS_loc. Procedure ins_dept selects the department id for an employee whose employee id=999. the calling procedure terminates and the exception propagates to the calling environment. Dbms_output. Suppose there is no such employee. p_city varchar2) IS v_city varchar2(30). then it raises no_data_found. the DML in ins_dept is not rolled back. Begin Dbms_output.Create procedure Ins_loc(p_lid number. the control is passed to the calling procedure ins_loc where the exception no_data_found is handled.put_line(‘Inserted City ’|| v_city). / The procedure INS_loc inserts a new location into the locations table. If in the above 2 procedures. ALL DML statements in the calling and called procedure are rolled back along with any changes to any host variables. department/location for any . Ins_dept(p_lid). The procedure ins_dept is supoosed to insert a new department with department id=5. which is not handled in procedure ins_dept. and becomes a part of the transaction of procedure ins_loc procedure Execute ins_loc(1.put_line(‘No such employee’). End. if the exception section from the ins_loc is removed. all DML statements in the calling and called procedure remain as part of the transaction. Thus. ‘Mumbai’) If the exception is handled in the calling procedure. Exception When no_data_found then Dbms_output. city) values(p_lid. v_dname varchar2(30). department name=Welfare. then the DMLs in both the procedures are rolled back if no employee with employee_id=999 is found. Dbms_output.put_line(‘Invoking Procedure INS_dept’). So.

x:=f1. end. declarative section.executable and an optional exception section End function_name. parameter2 [mode] datatype. whereas a procedure returns zero or more values. In addition. end.Functions Function is a named PL SQL block that can accept parameters and be invoked. Like a procedure. Local functions : Not stored in database Defined and called within the same program Functions do not have declare. a function has a header. dbms_output. / The type of parameter mode should be only of type IN. If it is necessary to declare a variable it should be done in the declare part of the enclosing program declare x number. begin dbms_output. can be called thru another pl/sql block .put_line('Inside the function'). function f1 return number is begin dbms_output.header RETURN datatype Is/AS --this section after is/as and before the begin is the declarative section PL SQl block --.put_line('value of x is'||x). A function must return a value to the calling environment.put_line('Inside the Main'). Function is called as part of a SQL expression or as a part of a PL SQL expression. a function must have a RETURN clause in the header and at least one RETURN statement in the executable section. / Global or stored function : Stored in the database Defined and saved separately. Create or Replace Function function_name [parameter1 [mode] datatype. …] -. executable part and an optional exception section. return 10.

as follows : variable gsalary number execute :gsalary :=getsal(130) print gsalary try the following on emp in scott : ed f1. which is a good programming practice. Begin Select salary into v_salary from employees where employee_id=p_id. end. / Executing functions : Declare a variable to hold the return value. End getsal.salary%type :=0. .put_line('salary is not found').sal%type.put_line('salary is '|| vsal). exception when no_data_found then dbms_output. return false. begin select sal into vsal from emp where empno=veno. / at the sql prompt :>show_error.Create or Replace Function getsal(p_id IN employees. to execute >@f1. create or replace function chkemp(veno number) return boolean is vsal emp.employee_id%type) RETURN number Is v_salary employee. dbms_output. to show the errors in the function coding. RETURN v_salary. return true.

end. end. return vsal.empno). inc number) return number is vsal number. begin update emp set sal=sal+(sal*inc/100) where empno=veno. dbms_output. / select text from user_source where type ='FUNCTION' and name='UPSAL' order by line main pl/sql block declare cursor c1 is select empno. end. if flag=True then dbms_output. incr number :=&incr.empno. sal from emp where sal<3000. begin for erec in c1 loop incsal:=upsal(erec. end loop.put_line('Employee Not Existing'). select sal into vsal from emp where empno=veno.put_line('Increased salary is '||incsal||' for employee '|| erec. end if.put_line('Employee Existing'). / . else dbms_output. / stored function to update the salaries of employees getting less than 3000 with increment of certain % percent create or replace function upsal(veno number. commit. incsal number. incr). begin flag:=chkemp(y). flag boolean.main block declare y number :=&eno.

Although 3 parameter modes IN. and it involves a lot of complications and side effects. Increase efficiency of queries by performing functions in the query rather than in the application Create or Replace Function tax(p_value IN NUMBER) Return NUMBER IS Begin Return(p_value * 0. Locations from where you may call a User-defined function : Select list of a SELECT command Condition of the WHERE and HAVING clause Connect by . rather than retrieving data into an application.08). since the purpose of a function is to accept 0 or more parameters and return a single value. tax(salary) from employees. There can be a RETURN statement in the exception section also. order by and group by clauses Values clause of the insert command SET clause of the update command Select empno. awkward or unavailable with SQL Increase data independence by processing complex data at the Oracle server level(since the stored functions are stored at the server). tax(salary) from employees where tax(salary) >(select max(tax(salary)) from employees where departmentid=30) order by tax(salary) desc Restrictions on calling function : The function must be a Stored Function It must accept only IN parameters Accept the parameters whose data type must be standard SQL data type and NOT a PL SQL data type . End Tax. do not use OUT and IN OUT with functions. Advantages of Functions : To perform calculations that are complex. salary. / INVOKING a function from a SQL Expression Suppose you have a table employees with salary column then you may use the above function as follows to calculate their tax Select empno. OUT and IN OUT are available with functions. Having a function returning multiple values is a poor programming practice. start with.

’Pereira’. The function contains a DML statement on table employees. salary) valurs(1001. 10000). appoint_date. sysdate-10. Return(p_sal +100). End. or DDL commands Functions called from a SQL Expression(as shown above) cannot contain a DML Statement. the function cannot contain commands that end the transaction. If a Function internally calls sub subprogram(that is another function or procedure) then that sub program even muts not violate any of the above mentioned restrictions. / The function fails with the folliwng : Update employees set salary=abc(2000) where emplyee_id=90.The return data types must be a standard SQL data type and NOT a PL SQL data type Restrictions from where a stored function can be called : Functions called from an Update/Delete statements on a Table XYZ cannot contain a DML statement on the table XYZ Functions called from an Update/Delete statements on a Table XYZ cannot query the table XYZ When called from an INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE/SELECT statement. SET ROLE(session control statement). Examples Create or Replace function abc(p_sal number) Return number is Begin Insert into employees(employee_id. / Update employees set salary=xyz(100) where employee_id=95. Return (s+a). such a COMMIT(transaction control statement). Here also the mutating table error is returned When the code in a function is querying or reading the data in a table which is being updated. such a table is called MUTATING table . End. The update statement returns an error saying that the table is mutating Aslo Create or replace function xyz( a number) retutn number is s number. last_name. We are calling the function thru the update command on the same table employees. ALTER SYSTEM(system control statement). Begin Select salary into s from employees where employee_id=95.

Function Executes as a PL SQL Block Invoked as part of an expressionm Exec Proc_name Does not contain a RETURN clause in Must contain a RETURN clause in the the Header Header May or may not return values Must return a single value Used to perform a series of actions Used to compute some value.To drop a function : Drop function function_name. Procedure V/s. which is returned to the calling environment .

Providing INDIRECT ACCESS to Data Suppose EMPLOYEES table in Scheme(user) HEMANT. System privileges are granted by the user SYSTEM or SYS Grant Create (any) PROCEDURE to user_name.Managing Subprograms : System privileges are required to Create. Functions and Packages. drop. There is another user MANOJ and a third USER SALONI. The keyword ANY means that you ca create. which is called DEFINER’s-RIGHTS. . then you must have EXECUTE privilege on that subprogram. alter. but only through a procedure manoj__proc which is created by the user MANOJ. DIRECT ACCESS From Hemant schema grant object –level privilge on the table employees to user Manoj Manoj has created the procedure manoj_proc that queries the Employees table in the schema Hemant INDIRECT ACCESS Manoj grants execute privilge to Saloni on his procedure manoj_proc This Saloni can access By default subprograms execute under security domain of the owner. If a PL SQL subprogram refers to any objects that are not in the same schema. then you must be granted access to those objects explicitly. Grant Execute any PROCEDURE to user_name. The keyword ANY is optional for CREATE. or excute your own subprograms and those in another schema. Drop or Execute subprograms. Alter. The keyword PROCEDURE is used to assign such rights on Stored Procedures. Grant Alter any PROCEDURE to user_name. not through a role If you are not the owner of a subprogram. Grant Drop any PROCEDURE to user_name. Suppose we need to ensure that SALONI can access the table EMPLOYEES in the schema HEMANT.

ALL_SOURCE and DBA_SOURCE contain the additional column Owner Select text from user_source where name=’PROCEDURE_name’ order by line. SHOW ERRORS without any [parameter will show the compilation errors The following query will also show you an output which is similar to that of show errors . query the user_objects USER_OBJECTS Object_name Object_Id Object_type CreateLast_DDL_Time Timestamp Status -Name of Object -Internal identifier for the object -Whether TABLE. USER_SOURCE Name -Name of the object Type -Type of object : Procedure. Package Body LINE -Line number of the source code where error occurred Position -Position in the line where the error occurred Text -Text of the error message SHOW ERRORS [Function/Procedure/Package/Package body/Trigger/View This will show use the errors that occurred while trying to compile the articular program unit. PACKAGE BODY. Function. Package. FUNCTION. Package Body LINE -Line number of the source code TEXT -Text of the source code line This table contains one record for each line of code. Package. TRIGGER -Date of object creation -Date when object was last modified -Date and time when object was last recompiled -VALID or INVALID You can also examine the ALL_OBJECTS and DBA_OBJECTS.User_Objects To obtain names of all PL/SQL stored objects within a schema. both of which contain an additional OWNER column. Function. PROCEDURE. USER_ERRORS Name -Name of the object Type -Type of object : Procedure. PACKAGE.

Select line || ‘/’||position. . text from user_errors where name=’proc_name’ order by line.

TRIGGERS Definition : Trigger is basically a PL/SQL block or PL/SQL procedure associated with a Table/View/Schema/Database and which executes implicitly whenever a particular event takes place Types of Triggers : Application Triggers which execute implicitly when a particular DML event occurs within an application such as Oracle Forms Developer Database Triggers which could be 1) Data Event or 2) System Event Data Event trigger fires implicitly whenever a DML operation occurs on table or a DDL event such as CREATE/ALTER are issued. It could also be an INSTEAD OF Trigger on a View. They are fired irrespective of the user connected and irrespective of the application used. System Event Triggers are fired when a system event occurs such as user logs on, user shutsdown, etc Guidelines for Designing Triggers Dos Design Triggers to guarantee that when a specific operation is performed, related actions are performed. Use Triggers only for Centralised, Global Operations that occur for the triggering event, regardless of the user or application that issues the triggering statement. Donts Do not use triggers when the functionality is already built into Oracle Server. Do not use triggers to implement integrity constraints. Use the built-in constraints Excessive use of triggers can result into complex interdependencies. If the logic is very lengthy, write a stored procedure for the same and invoke the stored procedure in the trigger body If multiple triggers of the same type are defined for a table, their order of execution is arbitary. To ensure that multiple triggers of the same type are executed in a particular order, write stored procedures for the different actions and have a single consolidated trigger in which you call those stored procedures in the required order. The Trigger Statement contains : Trigger Timing :BEFORE, AFTER for tables Triggering Event :INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE Table name :On table or view Trigger Type :Statement level or Row level Trigger Body :PL SQL block INSTEAD OF for views

BEFORE :Execute the trigger body before the triggering DML event on the table To determine whether the triggering statement should be allowed to complete To calculate some values before completing the triggering Insert or Update statement To validate or set some complex business logic To initialize some global variables or flags BEFORE :Execute the trigger body before the triggering DML event on the table To complete the triggering statement before executing the trigger body INSTEAD OF This type of trigger is used to modify data through a view that was otherwise not modifiable because of the inherently non-modifiable nature of the view. Such trigger works in the background by performing the action directly on the underlying base tables involved in the view. You may write INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE statements on a view. The Triggering Event can be INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE statement on a table. In case of UPDATE statement, you can specify the column, which if changed, causes the trigger to fire. The triggering event can contain one or two or all the three DML operations. The trigger type can be Statement Trigger or Row Trigger. A Statement Trigger is fired once for the triggering event. It may affect zero or more rows, but is fired only once. They are used when the trigger-action to be performed is independent of the data affected by the triggering event. A Row Trigger is fired once for each affected row. If no rows are effected, then the trigger is not fired. They are used when the trigger-action depends on the data or rows affected by the triggering event. The Trigger body defines the action that needs to be performed when the triggering action is issued. It is a PL SQL block containing SQL and PL SQL statements defining PL SQL types, item, variables, constants, cursors, exceptions, etc. You can call other PL SQL procedures or Java Procedures. Trigger size cannot be more than 32K. The Firing Sequence is as follows : BEFORE Statement Trigger -------- once BEFORE Row Trigger AFTER Row Trigger AFTER Statement Trigger -------- once for each affected row -------- once for each affected row --------- once

Syntax for Statement Level Trigger Create or Replace Trigger Trigger_name Timing Event1 or Event2 or Event3 On table_view_name Trigger_body The trigger name must be unique with respect to other triggers in the same schema. Trigger name need not be unique with respect to other schema objects like table, view, or procedure. A trigger to prevent insertion of records into the dept table on Saturdays or Sundays or on non-working hours on other days create or replace trigger check_deptno before insert on dept begin if (to_char(sysdate,'DY') in ('SAT','SUN')) or (to_char(sysdate,'HH24:MI') not between '09:00' and '17:00' ) then raise_application_error(-20500,'Insert Not allowed'); end if; end; / Raise_application_error is a server-side built-in procedure that returns an error to the user and causes the PL SQL block to fail. When the database trigger fails, the triggering statement is automatically rolledback by Oracle Server. Table : DEPT DEPTNO varchar2 DEPTNAME vrachar2 A trigger to prevent insert or update or delete operations on table dept create or replace trigger check_deptno before insert or update or delete on dept begin if deleting then raise_application_error(-20500,'Delete Not allowed'); elsif Inserting then raise_application_error(-20501,'Insert Not allowed'); elsif Updating('deptno') then raise_application_error(-20502,'Updating of deptno Not allowed'); else raise_application_error(-20503,'Updating of Table Not allowed'); end if; end; /

UPDATING(‘column’) can be used in a single trigger for combining several triggering events into one single trigger Syntax for Row Level Trigger Create or Replace Trigger Trigger_name Timing Event1 or Event2 or Event3 On table_view_name For Each Row [When (condition)] Trigger_body create or replace trigger check_dept before insert on dept for each row when(new. Time timestamp. DELETING. Thus. New_dept varchar2(15). we can use the OLD and NEW Qualifiers to reference the value of a column before and after the data change by prefixing the column name with the OLD and NEW Qualifiers. New_deptname varchar2(15) ) . Old_deptno varchar2(15). Operation For INSERT For UPDATE For DELETE Old Value NULL Value before update Value before update New Value Newly Inserted value Value after update NULL Table : AUDT_DEPT create table audt_dept ( User_name varchar2(15). end. The condition is evaluated for each row to determine whether or not the trigger body is executed. Old_deptname varchar2(15). If the condition is satisfied then only we enter into the trigger body. No colon(:) required if the Qualifiers are used in the WHEN clause. You need to use the colon(:) as a prefix in every SQL and PL SQL statement.'Hello'). The WHEN clause is optional. the WHEN clause is to restrict the Trigger action to those rows that satisfy a certain condition With ROW Level trigger only. UPDATING.deptno>50) begin raise_application_error(-20555. / with the WHEN clause you can specify a condition in the brackets.Special Conditional Predicates INSERTING.

deptname). :old. sysdate. start. :old.deptname. The WITH CHECK option for views is not enforced when insertion/updation are performed by using the INSTEAD OF Trigger. Consider the following tables : Table Empid Empname Salary Deptno Table Deptno Deptname Totalsal : Employee : Dept_stat . INSTEAD OF Triggers is still defined as a Row Trigger. Create or Replace Trigger Trigger_name INSTEAD OF Event 1 or event2 or event3 On View_name For each row Trigger_body Even if FOR EACH ROW is omitted. Such triggers are Row Level Triggers. group function. connect by. INSTEAD OF Trigger It is used to modify the data where a DML statement has been issued against an inherently non-updatable view(that is views which are non-updatable because the underlying query may contain set operator. distinct operator or a join of 2 or more tables. Unlike other triggers. :new.create or replace trigger audt_dept after insert or update or delete on dept for each row begin insert into audt_dept values(user.deptno. group by clause.deptno. this trigger is fired by Oracle sever instead of executing the triggering statement. BEFORE and AFTER options are not valid. end. The INSTEAD OF trigger must enforce the check. :new.

deptno. where Elsif UPDATING(‘SALARY’) then Update employee set salary=:new.deptno.deptno. Update dept_stat set totalsal=totalsal+:new. / To Enable/Disable a Trigger Alter Trigger Trigger_name DISABLE/ENABLE To Enable/Disable all Triggers on a table Alter Table Table_name DISABLE/ENABLE ALL TRIGGERS To Recomplie a Trigger Alter Trigger Trigger_name COMPILE .salary where deptno=:old.salary where deptno=:old.salary where empid=:old. :new.empname.deptno.salary where deptno=:new. e. Update dept_stat set totalsal=totalsal :old. e. Update dept_stat set totalsal=totalsal +(:new.deptno.empid. Update dept_stat set totalsal=totalsal + :new. Elsif Updating(‘Deptno’) then Update employee set deptno=:new.salary.deptname from employee e. Update dept_stat set totalsal=totalsal-:old. End if.deptno.empid.deptno.salary deptno=:old. e. End.empid. Elsif DELETING Then Delete from employee where empid=:old. d.:old. dept_stat d where e.salary . Create or Replace Trigger New_emp_check INSTEAD OF INSERT OR DELETE OR UPDATE FOR EACH ROW Begin If INSERTING THEN Insert into employee values(:new. Create view empl_view as Select e.deptno=d.empid. :new.salary where deptno=:new.empname.salary.deptno where empid=:old. :new.empid.Following trigger updates the total salary in Dept_stat table whenever rows are inserted/update/deleted from the Employee table.deptno).

On Database/Schema : You can create triggers on DDL Statements at the DATABASE or SCHEMA Level.This command is used to explicitly recompile a trigger. Tablespace. Procedure. Triggers A Database Level Trigger fires for all users. regardless of whether it is valid or invalid. To Drop a Trigger Drop Trigger Trigger_name. Synonym. Causes the Oracle Server to fire the trigger whenever a Create/Alter/Drop Statement modifies a Database Object in the Data Dictionary. All the triggers on a table are dropped when the table is dropped. SYSTEM LEVEL TRIGGERS Triggers on system events can be defined at the Database Level or Schema Level. Trigger_body : It is a complete PL SQL Block. Function. View or a User Triggers on System Events : Create OR Replace Trigger Trigger_name Timing Database_Event1 Or Database_Event2 or…. On Database/Schema Trigger_body . Events that can cause a System Level Trigger to fire are : A DDL statement on a object in the database or schema (the trigger can be Database Level or Schema Level) Specific User or any other User logs on or off (the trigger can be Database Level or Schema Level) Database Shutdown or Startup (the trigger can be Database Level only Triggers on DDL Statements : Create OR Replace Trigger Trigger_name Timing DDL_Event1 Or DDL_Event2 or…. On Database/Schema Trigger_body Timing : BEFORE or AFTER DDL_Event : CREATE OR ALTER OR DROP. Type . Role. The DDL Triggers fire when the Object is a Cluster. Table. Index. Sequence. Package. Trigger. A Schema or Table Level Trigger fires only when that schema or table is involved.

SYSDATE.Database_Events : AFTER SERVERERROR : Whenever a Server Error Message is logged. SYSDATE. END.salary) MUTATING TABLE When the code in a trigger is querying or reading the data in a table which is being updated. but SHUTDOWN and STARTUP apply only to the Database Level. Reading and Writing data using triggers follows certain rules. There is no semicolon at the end of the CALL Statement. / CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER logoff_trig AFTER LOGOFF ON SCHEMA BEGIN Insert into log_trig_table(userid. AFTER LOGON : Whenever a User Logs on to the Database BEFORE LOGOFF : Whenever a User Logs off the Database AFTER STARTUP : Whenever a Database is opened BEFORE SHUTDOWN: Whenever a Database is shut down These triggers can be created at the DATABASE or SCHEMA LEVEL. C. The CALL statement enables you to call a stored procedure. INSERT OR DELETE statement and a ROW . date. job_id ON Employees For Each Row When(new. action) values(USER. such a table is called MUTATING table. date. ‘Logged On’).job_id<>’YYZ’) CALL check_sal(:new. The procedures so called can be implemented in PL SQL. / CALL Statement : It is recommended to create stored procedures and call them in the Trigger body rather than coding the PL SQL body in the trigger itself.job_id. ‘Logged Off’). which are applicable to only row level triggers or a statement level trigger that is fired because of the referential integrity constraint ON DELETE CASCADE. A mutating table is the one that is currently being modified by an UPDATE. CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER logon_trig AFTER LOGON ON SCHEMA BEGIN Insert into log_trig_table(userid. Create or Replace Trigger salary_check Before Update of Salary . Java. :new. action) values(USER. END.

referencing_names. trigger_body from user_triggers table_name. select object_name.job_id <>’PROG’) Declare V_minsal employees.) A triggered table itself is mutating.salary%type. (A table is not mutating for STATEMENT level triggers.salary>v_maxsal then Raise_application_error(-20505. subobject_name. max(salary) into v_minsal. V_maxsal employees. END IF: END.salary%type. status. and any other table referencing it with the FOREIGN KEY constraint is also mutating.’Salary Out Of Range’). v_maxsal from employees where job_id=:new. status. trigger_type. BEGIN Select Min(salary). job_id On Employees When (new. Create or Replace Trigger Check_Sal Before INSERT Or UPDATE OF salary.salary<v_minsal or :New. User_errors : Contains details of the compilation errors that occurred while the trigger was compiling . created from user_objects where object_type='TRIGGER' User_Triggers : Contains name.level trigger on any such event is trying to read/write data into the same table. triggering event. table on which table was created. / Viewing Trigger Information User_objects : Contains name and status of the trigger and the date and time when the trigger was created. triggering_event. trigger body. Consider a trigger which checks that the salary for a new employee or an existing employee is always between the minimum and maximum salaries for that job code. select trigger_name.job_id IF :New. type.

In the Specification we declare the variables. The Replace option drops and recreates the package specification. generally. types. When you call a packaged construct for the first time. called or nested. Creating the Package Specification Create or Replace Package package_name Is/as Public type and item declarations Subprogram specifications End package_name. subprograms(procedures and functions) into one single container. Subprogram specification : Declares the PL SQL subprograms. Private or Local : Declared and Defined within the package body. Further calls to other constructs of the same package do not need any disk I/O. items. Public type and item declarations : Declares variables. Can only be referenced by other constructs which are part of the same package. cursors and sub programs available for use Package Body fully defines the cursors and subprograms. exceptions. Variables declared in the package specification are initialized to NULL by default. Can be referenced and changed(in case of variables) outside the package and are visible to the external users. Types of Package Constructs : Public or Global : Declared within the package specification and may be defined in the package body. the entire package gets loaded into memory. cursors. constants. . This allows to change the definition of a program construct in the package body without causing the Oracle server to invalidate the other schema objects that call or reference the program construct. Package Specification is the INTERFACE to your application. has two parts : Package Specification and Package Body. exceptions or types. constants. A Package. The package cannot be itself parameterized. which are stored separately in the database. The public procedures or functions can be invoked repeatedly by other constructs in the same package or from outside the package. and thus implements the specification.PACKAGES It is used to group together related PL SQL Types.

Creating the Package Body Create or Replace Package Body package_name Is/As Private type and item declarations Subprogram Bodies(Private and Public) End package_name. The function should be called through a procedure in the same package. / Create or Replace Package Body comm_package Is Function validate_comm(p_comm IN Number) Return Boolean Is v_max_comm Number. exceptions. All private constructs must be declared before they are used in the public constructs. END comm_package. constants. then the package body is not necessary. Subprograms and Cursors are declared(without their respective bodies) in the package specification. if a package specification does not declare subprograms and cursors and declares only types. constants. public and private. and this procedure should display the appropriate messages and reset and validate the prevailing commission. End if. Create or Replace Package comm_package Is g_comm Number :=0. End validate_comm. Subprogram Bodies : Defines the PL SQL subprograms.10.declared and initialized procedure reset_comm(p_comm IN Number). Thus. cursors. variables. -. Begin Select max(commission_pct) into v_max_comm from employees. If p_comm>v_max_comm then return(FALSE). Write a package that contains a function that validates the commission so that the commission may not be greater than the highest commission amongst all the employees. But the package body can still be used to initialize items declared in the package specification. Private type and item declarations : Declares variables. . Else return(TRUE). The Replace option drops and recreates the package body. exceptions or types. and they have their underlying implementation(or bodies) in the package body.

end global_consts.9144.comm_package. The above function is a private function(declared and defined within the package body). / Execute dbms_output. you need not qualify it’s name with the package name. / When you invoke a package or function from within the same package. End comm_package. hence it can be referenced by only other procedures/functions of the same package.15) To invoke a procedure from a package through a remote database Execute comm_package. Else Raise_application_error(-20210.Procedure reset_comm(p_comm IN NUMBER) Is Begin If validate_comm(p_comm) then g_comm:=p_comm.15) To invoke a procedure from a package through a different schema Execute scott.25) To invoke a procedure from a package through iSQL *Plus Execute comm_package.reset_comm(0.reset_comm(0.put_line(’20 miles = ‘ ||20*global_consts.’Invalid Commission’). This package specification declares public(global) variables that exist for the duration of the user session.’).reset_comm@ny(0. End if. meter_2_yard constant number :=1. yard_2_meter constant number :=0.6214. End reset_comm. To invoke a package procedure or function from outside the package. . kilo_2_mile constant number :=0.15) Declaring Bodiless Package Create Or Replace Package global_consts IS mile_2_kilo constant number :=1.936.reset_comm(0.mile_2_kilo|| ‘ kms.6093. you need to qualify it’s name with the name of the package Comm_package.

but differing in the number. p_yard Out number) Is Begin p_yard:=p_meter * global_consts. Overloading is a feature which enables you to have different packaged subprograms with the same name.meter_2_yard. To Drop the package body : Drop Package body package_name.:yard) > print yard To Drop the package Specification : Drop Package package_name. since multiple subprograms of the same name are allowed Better Performance : Entire package loaded into memory when a package is first referenced Only one copy of the package in memory for all the users Dependency hierarchy is simplified Overloading support in Packages Packaged subprograms(procedures or functions) Overloading not possible for stand-alone subprograms. . order or data-type of the formal parameters of the subprograms. since specification and body are coded and compiled separately. End meter_to_yard. / at the sql prompt >variable yard number >execute meter_to_yard(1. can be overloaded. Added Functionality since it allows persistency of variables and cursors Overloading allowed. Hiding Information : Only package declarations made in the specification are visible and accessible to applications Private package constructs are hidden and inaccessible All the coding is hidden in the package body.Referencing a Public variable from a stand-alone procedure Create or Replace procedure meter_to_yard(p_meter IN number. Advantages : Modularity since it encapsulates related constructs Easier Application Design.

empname%type default ‘unknown’. empname.empno%type.empage%type default 21). order and datatypes of the actual parameters passed with the called subprogram with formal parameters of the one or more subprograms searched in a scope.empno%type. END overload.nextval. p_age IN employees.empname%type default ‘unknown’. Example : NUMBER and DECIMAL datatypes belong to the same family Subprograms which differ only in the subtypes of their parameters. p_empname. Create or replace package overload Is Procedure add_employee(p_empno IN employees. the compiler starts searching for a subprogram with that name in the current scope. empname.empname%type default ‘unknown’.empage%type default 21). p_empage). Create or replace package body overload Is Procedure add_employee(p_empno IN employees. p_age IN employees. and if it does not find one in the current scope. but the different subtypes belong to the same family. .RESTRICTIONS 1) 2) 3) Standalone subprograms cannot be overloaded Subprograms which differ only in the datatypes of their parameters. p_age IN employees. p_empage). Procedure add_employee(p_empname IN employees. Resolving a Subprogram call When a call is made to a subprogram. but the different datatypes belong to the same family. p_age IN employees. the compiler stops the search. It then starts matching the number.empage%type default 21) Is Begin Insert into employees(empno.empname%type default ‘unknown’. empage) values(p_empno.empage%type default 21) Is Begin Insert into employees(empno. empage) values(empnoseq. Example : VARCHAR and STRING are PL/SQL subtypes of VARCHAR2. As soon as the compiler finds one or more subprograms with the required name. End add_employee. it starts searching in the enclosing scopes. p_empname. Procedure add_employee(p_empname IN employees. p_empname IN employees. p_empname IN employees.

The subprogram can be then defined after another subprogram that calls it. Forward declarations are used when you need to : Define subprograms in a logical or alphabetical order Define mutually recursive subprograms(which call each other directly/indirectly) Group subprograms in a package Use Forward Declarations in the cases of private constructs or private subprograms of the package.’Rahul’. example scott. because the function to_char belongs to the builtin package STANDARD.add_employee(’Rahul’. The subprogram body can appear anywhere after the forward declaration . which means that a subprogram cannot be referenced or called before it has been declared. you need to qualify it with the package name. 23) If you redeclare a built-in subprogram in another PL SQL Program unit.End add_employee END overload. 32) >Execute overload. if you have redeclared the to_char function. since the subprogram specifications go in the package specification. your local declaration overrides the built-in or standard subprogram. but both must appear in the same program unit. and the subprogram bodies go in the package body. whereby you give the subprogram specification terminated by a semicolon. Thus. To solve this.to_char Using Forward Declarations PL/SQL does not allow forward referencing. If you redeclare a built-in subprogram as a stand-alone subprogram then to access your sub-program you need to qualify it with your schema. At the SQL PROMPT >Execute overload. The formal parameter list must appear in both the forward declaration and the subprogram body. Thus packages support forward declarations. then to use the built-in to_char function . To access the built-in subprogram. where they are invisible to the applications.TO_CHAR. since public package constructs are already declared in the package specification.add_employee(101. . PL/SQL allows a special subprogram declaration called Forward declaration. you call it as :STANDARD.

/ One-time-Only Procedure When the derivation of the values is too complex it is difficult to initialize public or private variables to that value in the variable declaration. The keyword END is not used at the end of the One-Time-Only procedures.Create or Replace Package Body forwardpack Is Procedure calc_rating(.No End for this one-time-only procedure END otop.) Is begin Calc_rating(…) End. ----declare all other public procedures/functions/variables END otop. since such procedures are executed only once when the package is invoked within a user session. we use one-time-only procedures. ----.. --forward declaration Procedure award_bonus(…. Create or Replace Package otop Is Hra number. For such type of variables do not initialize them in the declaration.). In such cases. / Create or Replace Package Body otop Is ----declare all private procedures/functions/variables ----define private/public procedures/functions Begin Select rate into hra from rate_mast where rate_name=’HRA’. Procedure calc_rating(…) Is Begin End. because the value is reset by the one-time-only procedure. End forwardpack. / .

Create or Replace Package tax_calc_pack Is Function tax_calc(p_value in number) return number. Begin Select max(commission_pct) into v_max_comm from employees. End tax_calc_pack. . procedure reset_comm(p_comm in number). End tax_calc_pack. End tax_calc. End if.Restrictions on Package Functions 1) A function called from a query or DML statement cannot end the current transaction. End validate_comm. salary from emp. Else return(FALSE). / To use the packaged function : Select tax_calc_pack. Begin return(p_value*v_rate). If v_max_comm >=p_comm then return(TRUE). / Create or Replace Package Body tax_calc_pack Is Function tax_calc(p_value in number) return number Is v_rate number :=0. create or rollback to a savepoint or alter the system session 2) A function called from a query statement or a DML statement cannot execute a DML statement or otherwise modify the database 3) A function called from a DML statement cannot read or modify the table on which the DML was fired. PERSISTENT State of a Package Create or Replace Package comm_package Is g_comm number :=10.tax_calc(salary). / Create or Replace Package Body comm_package Is Function validate_comm(p_comm in number) return Boolean Is v_max_comm number. end comm_package.08.

9) Execute comm_package.reset_comm(0.3) Max_comm=0. max_comm is 0. Else raise_application_error(-20210. commission_pct) values(‘Ram’.’Invalid Commission’).5 Execute comm_package. Max_comm=0.4 Execute comm_package.4>0. since user Y did not complete his transaction. End reset_comm. Exit Logged In again Since the earlier transaction was rolled back.5 Hence g_comm=0.4>0.5 is Invalid Hence.6) For this user.reset_comm(0.4>0.25 User Y 0930 0935 Insert into employees(empno.25 Hence g_comm=0.3 Hence g_comm=0. Max_comm=0.reset_comm(0.4. End comm_package. Invalid Commission Rollback .9.0.reset_comm(0. End if.Procedure reset_comm(p_comm IN number) Is Begin If validate_comm(p_comm) then g_comm:=p_comm. Max_comm=0.9>0. maximum is still 0.4.25) Assume maximum is 0. / Time 0900 User X Execute comm_package.3 1000 1100 1145 .5) Now maximum is 0.

End loop. . Exit when c1%rowcount>=6. Procedure p2. Dbms_output. When we continue to fetch in P2. Exit when c1%rowcount>=3. The state does not persist across several sessions of the same user or acroos different users. Procedure p1 is Begin Open c1. the next three rows are fetched and displayed. and the cursor is not closed. Thus packages maintain a persistent state of the package cursors. Procedure p2 is Begin Loop Fetch c1 into v_empno. three rows are fetched and displayed. Close c1. Loop Fetch c1 into v_empno. End p2. Procedure p1. End pack_cur. / Create or Replace Package Body pack_cur Is v_empno number.Persistent State of a Packaged Cursor Create or Replace Package pack_cur Is Cursor c1 is select empno from emp order by empno desc. End pack_cur.put_line(‘Employee Number :’ || (v_empno)). The persistent state of a cursor/variable is maintained in a session of a user.put_line(‘Employee Number :’ || (v_empno)). End loop. Dbms_output. End p1. / The cursor is opened in P1.

but the LOB locator is stored in the row. CLOB is interpreted by the Oracle server as a single-byte character stream NCLOB is interpreted by the Oracle server as a multiple-byte character stream. unstructured data such as text. photo BLOB).LOB LOB is a data type to store large. A BLOB< CLOB or NCLOB can be used in one of the following : Column of a table Attribute of a user-defined type PL SQL variable. based on the byte-length of the national character set To interact with LOB. lname varchar2(25). etc. The BFILE column stores a file locator that points to the external file LOBs are characterized in two ways : Internal LOBs(CLOB. Internal LOBs : They are stored inside the Oracle server in the LOB segment. video clippings. BLOB) stored in the database External files(BFILE) stored outside the database. the following interfaces are used : PL/SQL package DBMS_LOB Oracle Call Interface(OCI) Oracle Objects for Object Linking & Embediing(OLE) Pro*C/C++/Pro*COBOL precompilers JDBC Suppose you have the following table : Create table employee (emp_id number(5). resume CLOB. graphic images. fname varchar2(25). There are 4 large object data types BLOB for Binary large objects such as video clip CLOB for character large objects NCLOB for multibyte chracter large objects BFILE for a binary file stored at the OS level outside the database. . BFILEs can be accessed only in the read-only mode from an Oracle server Components of a LOB : The 2 distinct components of an LOB are : LOB value : It is the data that constitutes the real object being stored LOB locator : It is a pointer to the location of the LOB value stored inside the database The LOB value may be stored anywhere in the database. parameter or return value(result) BLOB is interpreted by the Oracle server as a bit-stream. similar to LONG RAW. NCLOB.

’ ‘Manoj’. photo BLOB default empty_blob()). that is.getlength(lobloc)+2. text). NULL). -. MCSD.Tech. empty_clob().Before you start writing data to CLOB/BLOB columns using DBMS_LOB package or OCI(oracle call interface) . MCP.where to start writing Begin Select resume into lobloc from employee where emp_id=10 FOR Update. ‘M. amount. You could have done the initialization work at the time of table definition as follows : Create table employee (emp_id number(5). ---For update locks the row and returns the LOB locator for the ---resume lob column offset :=DBMS_LOB.’ Pangam’. Now we can put values as follows : Insert into employee values(10. MCSD. --serves as the LOB locator text varchar2(30000):='Corporate Trainer'. amount to be written. This can be done through the insert or update statements as follows : Insert into employee empty_blob()). NULL). amount number. ‘Pangam’. Insert into employee values(20. from where and text to write . ‘Hemant’. then you could have used UPDATE command. OCP Ph. ‘Hemant’. but not yet populated by data.amount of data to be written offset number. MCP. offset. -. lname varchar2(25).MCDBA. OCP’. ‘MCA.MCDBA. Updating CLOB using DBMS_LOB in PL/SQL : Declare lobloc clob. such columns must be made non-null. You may initialize CLOB and BLOB columns by using the functions EMPTY_CLOB() and EMPTY_CLOB() functions respectively. If the record is already there. fname varchar2(25). -. values(10. Pangam’. resume CLOB default empty_clob(). Select resume from employee. it must contain a locator that points to an empty or populated LOB value. dbms_lob.D’.write(lobloc.write at lob location. amount :=length(text). Now the columns have been initialized.

amount.bmp')). amount to be written and text to write commit. End. dbms_lob.writeappend(lobloc.'c1.bmp')) .bmp are existing in the folder : insert into x values(‘c1’. Dbms_output. bfilename('saloni'. text). insert into x values(‘c2’. Managing BFILES Create a directory ‘saloni’ as a oracle user and give the path of the directory which contains your files as follows : Create or replace directory SALONI as ‘d:\saloni\saloni’ Give read privileges to users on that directory as follows : grant read on directory SALONI to public. Select resume into lobloc from employee where emp_id=20 FOR Update. col2 bfile).put_line(‘Resume is : ‘ || text).instr(resume.append at lob location. 5). Use the BFILENAME function to inset values as follows. Begin Select resume into text from employee where emp_id=10. / Selecting CLOB values using DBMS_LOB select dbms_lob.'c2. create the following table : create table x(col1 varchar2(10). ensuring tha the files c1. To disassociate a LOB value from a row: Update employee set resume =empty_clob() where emp_id=40 To Add LOB columns Alter table table_name add(col1 CLOB. Col2 BLOB). 5. Amount:=length(text) . End.bmp and c2. bfilename('saloni'. / Removing LOBs To delete row containing LOBs : Delete from employee where emp_id=30. -. 'Cor') from employee Selecting CLOB values in PL/SQL Declare Text varchar2(4000).substr(resume.text:='Corporate Consultant cum System Analyst'. dbms_lob.

End load_emp. dbms_lob.fileopen(v_file). dbms_output. v_filename varchar2(20). update x set col2=v_file where current of emp_cursor. cursor emp_cursor is select col1 from x for update. Begin For erec IN emp_cursor Loop v_filename:=erec. Then the following procedure is used to load a BFILE pointer to an image of each employee into the table ‘X’ using DBMS_LOB package Create or Replace procedure load_emp (p_file_loc IN varchar2) IS v_file BFILE.getlength(v_file)). v_file:=BFILENAME(p_file_loc.put_line('Loaded File :' || v_filename ||' size : '|| dbms_lob. / . dbms_lob. you may now use subsequent read operations on BFILE using the PL/SQL dbms_lob package and OCI.fileclose(v_file). End loop.bmp'. v_filename).Once physical files are associated with the records using SQL.col1||'.

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