Re: Execute Immediate and Cursors

Kevin?

Do you just need to build a dynamic cursor (meaning,
no other processing necessary, like DML)?

If so, in 8.1.7, Execute Immediate works best with
single-row queries.

However, if your intent is to retrieve a multi-row
query, then why not try something simiar to the
following:

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE get_my_cursor
                       (p_jobid  IN  dept.jobid%TYPE,
                        p_cursor OUT SYS_REFCURSOR)
BEGIN
   OPEN p_cursor FOR
   SELECT job_name, job_loc
     FROM dept
    WHERE job_id > p_jobid;

   -- OR --

   OPEN p_cursor FOR
      'SELECT job_name, job_loc
         FROM dept
        WHERE job_id > :j' USING p_jobid;
   ...

Personally, I think the first OPEN p_cursor statement
is easier to use, and manage.

hth,
melanie

--- Kevin Lange <klange@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Evening;
>   Back on 8.1.7, was there an easy way to use the
> Execute Immediate command
> to build a dynamic Cursor ?   
> 
> I have used the DBMS_SQL package in the past but one
> of our developers is
> asking me if it can all be done with Execute
> Immediate.
> 
> Unfortunately, we are not at 9i so we can not use
> the Bulk Collect option.
> 
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Kevin
>
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