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informatica +pl/sql, working with function and reference cursor

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I have a package and I have to execute a function from package whose parameter is session date and return value is a reference cursor. When I connect to database and execute the function, I am getting proper output. When I am executing the same in informatica, it's going wrong at date part. 1) Firstly what can be an approach to execute the function and obtain the data in informatica 2) is this possible by source qualifier transformation or SQL transformation? 2) if there is feasibility how can I pass the date to Oracle

posted Feb 4, 2015 by Sachin

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A cursor is a pointer to a private SQL area that stores information about the processing of a SELECT or data manipulation language (DML) statement (INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, or MERGE). Cursor management of DML statements is handled by Oracle Database, but PL/SQL offers several ways to define and manipulate cursors to execute SELECT statements.

Please refer this link for more information about cursors:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/issue-archive/2013/13-mar/o23plsql-1906474.html

answer Feb 5, 2015 by Shweta Singh
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