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create-package

CREATE PACKAGE Statement

CREATE PACKAGE statement allows you to define a collection of related variables, procedures and functions.

Syntax

Package specification:

[CREATE [OR REPLACE] | REPLACE] PACKAGE package_name AS | IS package_spec END
 
package_spec:
  variable declaration |
  function declaration |
  procedure declaration

Package body:

[CREATE [OR REPLACE] | REPLACE] PACKAGE BODY package_name AS | IS package_body END
 
package_body:
  private variable declaration |
  function definition |
  procedure definition

Example:

Define a package and then call its members.

Package specification:

create or replace package users as
  session_count int := 0;
  function get_count() return int; 
  procedure add(name varchar(100));
end;

Package body:

create or replace package body users as
  function get_count() return int
  is
  begin
    return session_count;
  end; 
  procedure add(name varchar(100))
  is 
  begin
    -- ...
    session_count = session_count + 1;
  end;
end;

Using the package:

users.add('John');
users.add('Sarah');
users.add('Paul');
print 'Number of users: ' || users.get_count();

Compatibility: Oracle

Version: HPL/SQL 0.3.13

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