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PL/SQL: Syntax for EXECUTE IMMEDIATE Statement

PL/SQL: Syntax for EXECUTE IMMEDIATE Statement

PL/SQL: Syntax for EXECUTE IMMEDIATE Statement

 I want to create a directory at runtime. This is my PL/SQL code:

 2 h_var VARCHAR2(20) := 'C:\images\';
 4 -- EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'CREATE directory "image_dir" as ''C:\images\'' ';
 5 EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'CREATE directory "image_dir" as || help ';
 6 END;
 7 /

 I get the following error message:
 ERROR at line 1:
 ORA-01780: string literal required
 ORA-06512: at line 5

 Does anybody know how the correct syntax is? When I comment out line 5 instead of line 4, it works fine, but I need to have a variable for the directory name...
 Many thanks,

RE: PL/SQL: Syntax for EXECUTE IMMEDIATE Statement

Ummm...   Did you mean to call your variable h_var on line 2 and then try to append help on line 5?

Hope that is it...

Terry M. Hoey

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