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SELECT with variables [message #36018] Tue, 30 October 2001 06:33 Go to next message
Steve Laliberte
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Registered: October 2001
Junior Member
I don't know if this can be done but i want to perform a SELECT where the field name and the table name are stored in variables.

Exemple :

xTableName VARCHAR2(25);
xFieldName VARCHAR2(7);
xValue VARCHAR2(15);

SELECT xFieldName INTO xValue FROM xTableName

Can this be done ? and how ?

I get errors when i compile.

Thanks !!

Re: SELECT with variables [message #36023 is a reply to message #36018] Tue, 30 October 2001 07:19 Go to previous message
Todd Barry
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Registered: August 2001
Senior Member
If you are running 8i or later, you can use dynamic native SQL (otherwise you'll need to use DBMS_SQL).

execute immediate 'select ' || xFieldName || ' from ' || xTableName into xValue;

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