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How To Execute a Stored Procedure on an Oracle Server

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This article describes how to use SQL pass-through technology to execute a stored procedure on an Oracle server. Oracle does not use the standard SQL EXECUTE command to execute stored procedures.

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This example executes a stored procedure called SP_MYPROC. It is assumed that you have a valid ODBC datasource configured for the Oracle server. This example assumes that you have created a valid datasource called "ORADSN." This article does not cover the steps necessary to create a valid datasource. This article shows the proper syntax necessary to call a stored procedure called "SP_MYPROC," which has no parameters, using Visual FoxPro. For information on creating stored procedures in Oracle see your Oracle documentation:
** Description of variables used  **
* h = handle
* ORADSN = datasource name
* USERID   = user id
* PWD        = password

   h=SQLConnect("ORADSN","USERID","PWD")   && Establish a connection

   IF h > 0

      WAIT WINDOW "Connection Successful" NOWAIT
      =SQLExec(h,"{Call SP_MYPROC}")       && Execute the stored procedure
      =SQLDisconnect(h)                    && Terminate the connection


      WAIT WINDOW "Connection Failed"

NOTE: The 32-bit Visigenic Oracle ODBC driver that ships with Visual FoxPro 3.0b and many other 32-bit Microsoft products does not support the execution of stored procedures.

NOTE: As of Dec-09-1998, Visigenic was acquired by INPRISE, Inc.

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Article Info
Article ID : 149882
Revision : 7
Created on : 3/14/2005
Published on : 3/14/2005
Exists online : False
Views : 426