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SafeArray (OraCollection) Property

Description

Gets or sets the element values from the Variant SAFEARRAY.

Usage

SafeArray = OraCollection.SafeArrayOraCollection.SafeArray = SafeArray

Arguments

Arguments Description
SafeArray A Variant representing SafeArray format.

Data Type

A Variant representing a SafeArray format.

Remarks

This property is only valid for simple scalar elements types, such as VARCHAR2 and NUMBER. This property raises an error for element type LOBS, Objects, Refs, and so on.

The Variant SAFEARRAY index starts at 0. When converting to SAFEARRAY format, the OraCollection object converts its element value to its corresponding SAFEARRAY Variant type. The following table explains collection element types and their corresponding SAFEARRAY Variant types:

Collection Element Type SAFEARRAY of
Date String
Number String
CHAR, VARCHAR2 String
Real Real
Integer Integer

For setting a SAFEARRAY to a collection, OraCollection converts the SAFEARRAY elements to its nearest collection element type.