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Oracle® PL/SQL Stored Program Units

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Course Content

Course Aims

The Oracle PL/SQL Stored Program Units course has been designed to provide the skills needed to develop, write and maintain triggers, stored program units and packages.
The course provides practical experience in developing and writing triggers, functions, procedures and packages, and also introduces some of the Oracle-supplied packages.

Who Should Attend

Oracle database administrators and software development personnel who need to write new or maintain existing, PL/SQL triggers, program units and packages.
NOTE: Practical experience of Oracle SQL and SQL*Plus or SQL Developer, and a good working knowledge of the fundamentals of the Oracle PL/SQL programming language, are required, via completion of the following courses:

  • Oracle SQL
  • Oracle PL/SQL

Course Outline

• DML Triggers  • The CREATE TRIGGER Statement  • Writing Trigger Code  • INSTEAD OF Triggers  • Calling Procedures from Triggers  • Coding Restrictions  • System Event and DDL Triggers  • Attribute Functions  • Compound Triggers  • Create Trigger Follows Clause  • Managing Triggers  • Privileges Required for Triggers  • Dictionary Information Concerning Triggers 
• What is a Procedure?  • The CREATE PROCEDURE Statement  • Procedure Parameters  • Invoking Procedures  • Local Subprograms  • Named Association Parameter Passing  • Definer's Rights and Invoker's Rights  • Autonomous Transactions  • Managing Procedures  • Privileges Required for Procedures  • Dictionary Information Concerning Procedures  • The Call Statement 
• What is a Function?  • The CREATE FUNCTION Statement  • Executing Functions  • Invoker's Rights  • Autonomous Transactions  • DBMS_OUTPUT  • Using Functions in SQL Statements  • Deterministic and Parallel-Enabled Functions  • Function Result Cache  • Managing Functions  • Privileges Required for Functions  • Dictionary Information Concerning Functions 
• What is a Package?  • Public and Private Components  • Creating a Package  • Example Package  • Persistent States  • One-time-only Procedures  • Overloading  • Purity Level Checking  • Forward Declarations  • Wrapping Packages  • Managing Packages  • Privileges Required for Packages  • Dictionary Information Concerning Packages 
Using PL/SQL Records and Tables In Packages
• Overview of PL/SQL Records, Index-by Tables and Associative Arrays  • Using PL/SQL Records and Tables in Packages  • Table Built-in Functions  • The NOCOPY Hint  • Bulk Collection  • Bulk Binding DML Statements 
Cursor Variables (Ref Cursors)
• Declare Cursor Variables  • Use Cursor Variables  • Open and Close Cursor Variables  • Fetch Rows  • Cursor Variable Attributes  • Pass Cursor Variables as Parameters  • Refcursor Datatype 
Managing Dependencies
• Dependent and Referenced Objects  • Invalidation and Recompilation  • Local and Remote Dependencies  • Recompilation Considerations 
Native Compilation and Compile-Time Warnings
• Introduction  • Native Compilation  • Automatic Recompilation  • Automatic Program Sublining  • WHEN OTHERS ...THEN NULL  • Data Dictionary Information  • Compiler Warning Categories  • Using the DBMS_WARNING Package 
Oracle-Supplied Packages
• Overview of Oracle-Supplied Packages  • Using the DBMS_SQL Package  • Using Native Dynamic SQL  • The DBMS_METADATA Package  • The UTL_MAIL Package  • The DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO Package  • The DBMS_UTILITY Package  • Scheduling Jobs using the DBMS_SCHEDULER Package 


Together with the PL/SQL course, the Oracle PL/SQL Stored Program Units course is suitable for delegates intending to sit the following Oracle examinations:

  • #1Z0-147 - Program with PL/SQL
  • #1Z0-144 - Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.
Exams are not included as part of the course.

Follow Up Courses

  • Oracle Advanced PL/SQL
  • Oracle Forms - Part I
  • Oracle Reports
  • Oracle Database 10g DBA - Part I
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part I

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