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SQL*Plus® User's Guide and Reference
Release 11.2

Part Number E16604-02
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APPEND

Syntax

A[PPEND] text

where text represents the text to append.

Adds specified text to the end of the current line in the SQL buffer. The buffer has no command history list and does not record SQL*Plus commands.

To separate text from the preceding characters with a space, enter two spaces between APPEND and text.

To APPEND text that ends with a semicolon, end the command with two semicolons (SQL*Plus interprets a single semicolon as an optional command terminator).

Examples

To append a comma delimiter, a space and the column name CITY to the first line of the buffer, make that line the current line by listing the line as follows:

1
1* SELECT DEPARTMENT_ID

Now enter APPEND:

APPEND , CITY
1
1* SELECT DEPARTMENT_ID, CITY

To append a semicolon to the line, enter

APPEND ;;

SQL*Plus appends the first semicolon to the line and interprets the second as the terminator for the APPEND command.