9i doesnt know what purge is, it parses the command for you first (thats why you get an SP2 error, not an ORA-) , message when running its a plsql block then it just sends the commands to the database regardless and the data will try and execute it On 05/12/06, Ethan Post <post.ethan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This command is in the 10G SQL documentation, it does not seem to run from command line of 9i client, but will work as a PLSQL block. Is this the case? I need to execute this command from a script using SQL*Plus: Release 126.96.36.199.0 - Production on Tue Dec 5 10:52:46 2006 Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved. Connected to: Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.2.0 - 64bit Production With the Partitioning, OLAP and Data Mining options qa>purge recyclebin; SP2-0734: unknown command beginning "purge recy..." - rest of line ignored.