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How To Define a RECORD Variable to Store a Table Row?

If you have a table, and want to define a RECORD variable to store all the data elements of a row from that table, you can use table_name%ROWTYPE to define the RECORD variable as shown in the following sample script:

CREATE TABLE student (id NUMBER(5) PRIMARY KEY,
  first_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL,
  last_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL);
Table created.

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE FYI_CENTER AS
  best_student student%ROWTYPE;
  another_student student%ROWTYPE;
  class_name VARCHAR2(80);
BEGIN
  class_name := 'FYI Center 2006';
  best_student.first_name := 'The';
  best_student.last_name := 'Best';
  DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Best student ID = ' 
    || best_student.id); 
  DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Best student = ' || 
    best_student.first_name || ' ' 
    || best_student.last_name);
END;
/
Best student ID = 
Best student = The Best

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  2. Can DDL Statements Be Used in PL/SQL?
  3. Can Variables Be Used in SQL Statements?
  4. What Happens If Variable Names Collide with Table/Column Names?
  5. How To Resolve Name Conflicts between Variables and Columns?
  6. How To Assign Query Results to Variables?
  7. Can You Assign Multiple Query Result Rows To a Variable?
  8. How To Invoke Built-in Functions in PL/SQL?
  9. How To Retrieve the Count of Updated Rows?
  10. What Is the Implicit Cursor?
  11. How To Assign Data of the Deleted Row to Variables?
  12. What Is a RECORD in PL/SQL?
  13. How To Define a Specific RECORD Type?
  14. How To Define a Variable of a Specific RECORD Type?
  15. How To Assign Values to Data Fields in RECORD Variables?
  16. How To Retrieve Values from Data Fields in RECORD Variables?
  17. How To Define a Data Field as NOT NULL?
  18. How To Define a RECORD Variable to Store a Table Row?
  19. How To Assign a Table Row to a RECORD Variable?
  20. How To Insert a RECORD into a Table?
  21. How To Update a Table Row with a RECORD?
  22. How To Define a Variable to Match a Table Column Data Type?

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