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Oracle® Database PL/SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17126-03
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PIPE ROW Statement

The PIPE ROW statement, which can appear only in the body of a pipelined table function, returns a table row (but not control) to the invoker of the function. A pipelined table function is declared with the option "PIPELINED".

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Syntax

pipe_row_statement ::=

open_for_statement
Description of the illustration pipe_row_statement.gif

Semantics

row

The row (table element) that the function returns to its invoker, represented by an expression whose type is that of the table element.

If the expression is a record variable, it must be explicitly declared with the data type of the table element. It cannot be declared with a data type that is only structurally identical to the element type. For example, if the element type has a name, then the record variable cannot be declared explicitly with %TYPE or %ROWTYPE or implicitly with %ROWTYPE in a cursor FOR LOOP statement.

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