If you don't have access to TOAD, then you can use either DBMS_OUTPUT or RAISE_APPLICATION_ERROR in SQL*Plus. When...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
using RAISE_APPLICATION_ERROR, and once the code reaches that area in your procedure, it will stop and display the message from the RAISE_APPLICATION_ERROR procedure. Therefore, I recommend using DBMS_OUTPUT to debug your PL/SQL code. DMBS_OUTPUT package displays your debugged results when your procedure has completed.
To use the DBMS_OUTPUT package in SQL*Plus, you must set serveroutput on. Below is an example of a procedure called Baz, which uses the dbms_putput package:
SQL> set serveroutput on SQL> create or replace PROCEDURE baz (ind number) IS 2 counter number; 3 BEGIN 4 FOR counter IN 0..ind LOOP 5 DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Inside baz'); 6 END LOOP; 7 END; 8* /
SQL> execute baz(10); Inside baz0 Inside baz1 Inside baz2 Inside baz3 Inside baz4 Inside baz5 Inside baz6 Inside baz7 Inside baz8 Inside baz9 Inside baz10 PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.
For more information see Oracle9i Supplied PL/SQL Packages and Types reference Release 2 (9.2).
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.