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"Host" command in stored procedures

How can we run the "host" command in stored procedures? I have been trying it for the last three days. Please help me.

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You cannot host out from a database procedure, but you may be able to use DBMS_PIPE to access the file system. I have not used DBMS_PIPE. For more information, log onto Metalink.

This was first published in July 2006

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