This is a continued question for this thread thread
I am trying to create a function not a procedure that returns cursor.
I have tried this but get compiler errors
tried everything , basically what is the syntax for returning a cursor from a function.
Also is their any difference in functionality in using a stored procedure instead of a stored function. They both can be used to return values their as in/out parameters or just a return statement (same effect)
And you can have functions and procedures in the same package so why the distinction???
Ok , other then a few facts functions and procedures can be used interchangeable.
Functions return values , procedures don't but you can get the same effect by using out , or in/out parameters.
Their are a few other distinctions but really alot of things can be written equivalent in procedures as they are in functions...etc
My problem is I am trying to figure out how I can create the equivalent FUNCTION for the Procedure example given in that thread.
Basically I want to return a result set to java using a CallableStatement that calls a stored function not a stored procedure.
And have that function return a cursor.
I am trying to return a cursor or ref cursor and not use in/out parameters that is the main goal.
I have tried using the return CURSOR , or return SYS_REFCURSOR but in the code I keep getting compiler errors for my stored function?