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Oracle® OLAP DML Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17122-05
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SQLERRM

(Read-only) After the Database reports an error and SQLCODE has a nonzero value, the SQLERRM option usually contains text that explains the problem.

Data Type

TEXT

Syntax

SQLERRM

Usage Notes

Oracle Relational Manager

You can set the SQLMESSAGES option to YES to send the value of SQLERRM to the current output file automatically.

Examples

Example 5-103 Displaying Error Messages

The following statements attempt to create a table and check for error messages afterward.

SQL CREATE TABLE Products -
   (Prod_ID CHAR(8) -
   Prod_Name VARCHAR(30) -
   Suggested_Price DECIMAL(10,2))
IF SQLCODE NE 0
   SHOW SQLERRM

Example 5-104 Sample Error Message

The following statement is incomplete and does not provide sufficient information to create a table.

SQL CREATE TABLE Products

The Oracle RDBMS returns an error message such as the following.

ORA-00906: Missing left parenthesis.