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How To Define a Variable to Match a Table Column Data Type?
If you have a table, and want to define some variables to have exactly the same data
types as some columns in that table, you can use table_name.column_name%TYPE as data types
to define those variables. The tutorial sample below shows you how to do this:
CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE FYI_CENTER AS
SELECT email, salary INTO my_email, my_salary
FROM employees WHERE employee_id = 101;
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('My email = ' || my_email);
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('My salary = ' || my_salary);
My email = NKOCHHAR
My salary = 17000
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