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SQL Navigator for Oracle 7.4 - Installation Notes

PL/SQL Execution Console

From the Execution Console you can select an entry point (for packages), enter the parameter input values, and choose various run options, such as profiling and directing the results to DBMS_OUTPUT.

The Execution Console helps you set various parameters for wrapping an anonymous block around a stored program so that you can execute it. If you generate an anonymous block, the Console assigns a file name to your block in the form: <Schema name>.<procedure name>.STB. If the anonymous block is for a packaged procedure, then the assigned name has an additional component—the entry point.

Note: If an error occurs when trying to run a generated code block (for example, due to a syntax error), the text is opened in the Output Window.

Run Time Parameters

Option Description
Parameter Name and type of each input parameter.


Define input values for each parameter.

Field Description
Def Select to use the default input value.
Null Select to use a Null input value.
Exp Select to use a PL/SQL Expression.
Value/Expression When Exp is selected, enter a value or expression in the Value/Expression column.
Load/Save Click to load the input parameter values from an external file.
Save Click to save the input parameter values to an external file.
Reset Click to Reset changes to the parameter values.


Run Options

Command Description

Auto-create test case after code execution

When selected a test case is automatically created (when you click Execute) based on the parameter values (both input and output) currently displayed in the grid.

For more information, see Code Test.

Use Profiler

Select to use the PL/SQL Profiler.

Analyze the execution time and efficiency of your stored programs.

Click (...) to open the Profiler Options dialog.

Option Description
Collect Session Statistics when Creating the Profiling Run Select to store session statistics in a table.

Before Creating the Profiling Run …

Select when measuring performance and tuning.

Re-initialize the execution environment after a previous run, giving you a better basis for comparison between one run and another.

For more information, see PL/SQL Profiler.

Direct results to Output

Select Generate a DBMS_OUTPUT PUT statement for each OUT parameter.
Clear Generate a Bind variable for each OUT parameter. This is useful when you want to view complex data returned by the procedure, such as REF cursors and LOBs.

For more information, see DBMS_OUTPUT.

Include exception block

Select to populate the Exception block when the Stub tab is generated.

TIP: Click Preview to generate the Stub tab.

Commit changes after code execution

Once the procedure has finished executing, do you want to COMMIT / ROLLBACK changes made by the procedure?


Show the code to be executed.

Note: This generates the Stub tab. For more information, see PL/SQL Stub. Toggle between the Code / Run / Stub tabs at the bottom of the screen.


Execute the PL/SQL code.

If Use Profiler is selected, opens PL/SQL Profiler.


Code Test

The Code Test panel automates the process of testing PL/SQL programs. See also the module: Code Test.

Command Description
Test Case Select the test case to work on.
In/Out Display the in/out parameters and associated values for the selected test case.
New Create a test case. Open Test Case Properties
Edit Edit the selected test case. Open Test Case Properties
Delete Delete the selected test case.
Test > Param Upload the selected test case into the parameters.
Param > Test Update the selected test case with the current parameters.
Manage Clone and edit existing test cases, create new test cases and run multiple test cases at once. Open Code Test
Run Test Run the selected test case. The result of the test is displayed in the Test case status pane.
Run All Tests Run all code tests available for the current object.
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