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RE: dynamic sql and dates

Mercadante, Thomas F




First, get rid of the chr(10).

Secondly, did you try and debug the sql statement you are generating?

Did you try and run this through sqlplus?


Insert into kk select 20070125 17:11:47 from dual;


Does this look like a sql statement that will work?  Give it a try and see what happens.




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From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of LS Cheng
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:13 AM
To: oracle-l
Subject: dynamic sql and dates



I am using dynamic sql in a stored procedure which inserts dates into a table.

The procedure is as follows:

create or replace procedure ins_date
   l_date  date := sysdate;
   l_sql   varchar2(1000);
   l_sql :=        'insert into kk ' || chr(10) ||
                    'select '|| l_date ||' from dual';
   execute immediate l_sql;

kk is a table with a column (datatype date)

whenever I execute I get this error

SQL> exec ins_date
insert into kk
select 20070125 17:11:47 from dual
BEGIN ins_date; END;

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00923: FROM keyword not found where expected
ORA-06512: at "LSC.INS_DATE", line 9
ORA-06512: at line 1

If I change the procedure to

create or replace procedure ins_date
   l_date  date := sysdate;
   l_sql   varchar2(1000);
   l_sql :=        'insert into kk ' || chr(10) ||
                    'select sysdate from dual';
   execute immediate l_sql;

it runs perfectly

exec ins_date
insert into kk
select sysdate from dual

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

Anyone know what can be wrong?