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Registering IN OUT parameter

Dilip kumar
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Hi All -

I searched couple of books and searched on net but couldn't find the syntax I'm looking for. Hope you guys can help. I'm calling a oracle proc in my java app. The proc returns a cursor. Can you please guide to how to define the IN OUT parameter. Thanks

[ January 25, 2006: Message edited by: Dilip kumar ]
Evgeniy Bulanov

Joined: Dec 19, 2005
Posts: 23
In order to get the results from a stored procedure call, you must register any OUT or IN OUT
parameters before executing the CallableStatement. To do this, call the
CallableStatement object's registerOutParameter( ) method, passing it the position of
the placeholder character in the callable-statement string starting at 1 and moving from left to
right, just as you do for the other accessor methods, and a java.sql.Types constant to specify
the SQL data type that will be returned. There are two applicable signatures for the
registerOutParameter( ) method. For VARCHAR2 and DATE parameters, use the
following signature:
int parameterIndex,
int sqlType)
throws SQLException

(Java Programming with Oracle JDBC ISBN: 0-596-00088-x, 496 pages)

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Dilip kumar
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Thanks for the response.

Looks like still something is wrong in my code. I'm getting error message
PLS-00306: wrong number or types of arguments in call to getValues

Babji Reddy
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Joined: Jan 24, 2006
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I notice that your OUT param 'TYPE lineCurs IS REF CURSOR RETURN lineItemRec' is of type REF CURSOR.
For Oracle, the param for registerOutParameter() is oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleTypes.CURSOR.
Check the driver JAR file for the apt type code.
Dilip kumar
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Thanks much.

It worked when I used
csmt.registerOutParameter(14, OracleTypes.CURSOR);
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