1. Olan Knight
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  3. Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:12 PM UTC

PBv12.1, b7055
Oracle 12C

I've inherited PBv9 code that uses a string arr as a retrieval argument in a dw.

I migrated the code to PBv12.1, and now the dw fails on the retrieve and returns zero rows.
   - When I take the parameters and enter them one at a time, each value returns data.

Original string array with data:
>>>> Well, for some reason I can no longer paste images here. <<<<<<<  

string    is_list_of_cllis [19]
. and so on

I'm trying to manually enter a string array, and everything I try EXCEPT a single value errors out with a "ORA-00907:  Missing right parenthesis".

How do I manually enter string array data as a dw parameter?





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Andreas Mykonios Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 28 June 2018 09:53 AM UTC
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Hi Olan.

Normally they are comma separated values like in the following screenshot:

If you work with strings the values have to be enclosed in single quotes... It' similar to a IN keyword in SQL. Look at the following screenshot:

Pressing ok gives the result you see behind the modal window.

The examples you see are based on PB Demo DB V2017R2. Sql for fname:

  SELECT "customer"."id",   
    FROM "customer"  
   WHERE "customer"."fname" in ( :fname )    

The declaration of the retrieval argument fname is shown on the modal window.


  1. Olan Knight
  2. Thursday, 28 June 2018 21:43 PM UTC
Thanks, Andres. That's exactly what I was seeking!


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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:02 PM UTC
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Hi Olan;

  Arrays are handled in the DW's Retrieval Arguments via the SQL Painter ...


Regards .. Chris

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