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Calling procedure inside another procedure in anonymous block

I have a procedure p1 which holds another procedure p2. I want to call this p2 procedure in an anonymous block. Note: p2 is inside p1. How can I call this p2 proc outside the p1 procedure? Thanks in advance.

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Due to the scope involved here, you cannot call procedure P2 directly. The P2 proc is known only to the P1 proc therefore it can only be called by P1. I would suggest you create a package and make both procedures parts of the package. Then you will be able to call either procedure directly. If you do not want to use a package, then use the DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL procedure to get the source code for the P1 proc. Use this output to create your own P2 proc.

This was first published in July 2007

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