dcsimg
Login | Register   
LinkedIn
Google+
Twitter
RSS Feed
Download our iPhone app
TODAY'S HEADLINES  |   ARTICLE ARCHIVE  |   FORUMS  |   TIP BANK
Browse DevX
Sign up for e-mail newsletters from DevX

By submitting your information, you agree that devx.com may send you DevX offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that DevX believes may be of interest to you. DevX will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.


Tip of the Day
Language: Enterprise
Expertise: Beginner
May 4, 2000

WEBINAR:

On-Demand

Building the Right Environment to Support AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning


Altering the Substitution Character in SQL*Plus

When you are inserting data into Oracle tables in SQL*Plus using hard-coded string, some of the character fields may contain the ampersand character (&). The following is an example:
 insert into dept (deptno, deptname) values(20,'R&D'); 
However, within SQL*Plus, "&" is treated as a substitution character by default. Thus, the above statement will prompt you to enter an input value for D. To turn off this behavior, you can alter your substitution character by using the SET command available in SQL*Plus:
 SQL> SET DEFINE  ~
The DEFINE parameter defines the substitution control character and sets it to "~" in the above statement. Now you can insert strings with "&" characters in them and reset the substitution character back to "&" when you need to.
Jayanta Sengupta
 
Comment and Contribute

 

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

 

Sitemap
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date