The REMARK command must appear at the beginning of a line, and the comment ends at the end of the line. A line cannot contain both a comment and a command.
A "–" at the end of a REMARK line is treated as a line continuation character.
For details on entering comments in scripts using the SQL comment delimiters, /* ... */, or the ANSI/ISO comment delimiter, - -, see Placing Comments in Scripts.
The following script contains some typical comments:
REM COMPUTE uses BREAK ON REPORT to break on end of table BREAK ON REPORT COMPUTE SUM OF "DEPARTMENT 10" "DEPARTMENT 20" - "DEPARTMENT 30" "TOTAL BY JOB_ID" ON REPORT REM Each column displays the sums of salaries by job for REM one of the departments 10, 20, 30. SELECT JOB_ID, SUM(DECODE( DEPARTMENT_ID, 10, SALARY, 0)) "DEPARTMENT 10", SUM(DECODE( DEPARTMENT_ID, 20, SALARY, 0)) "DEPARTMENT 20", SUM(DECODE( DEPARTMENT_ID, 30, SALARY, 0)) "DEPARTMENT 30", SUM(SALARY) "TOTAL BY JOB_ID" FROM EMP_DETAILS_VIEW GROUP BY JOB_ID;