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How to return a set of records from a PL/SQL procedure

How to return the set of records in PL/SQL procedure? In SQL Server, if we create a procedure with a select statement, it returns the set of records. So how do we do the same in Oracle?

In Oracle, you need to use a REF cursor to return a set of records from a PL/SQL procedure or function. Oracle guru Tom Kyte has answered this question so often that he devoted a nice web page to it. He'll probably do a better job than I can in answering this question, so I'll let you see the answer at this link:

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