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Oracle® Objects for OLE Developer's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2) for Microsoft Windows

Part Number E17727-03
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Status Property

Applies To

OraParameter Object

OraParamArray Object


Returns an integer indicating the status of the specified parameter. Not available at design time and read-only at run time.


parameter_status = oraparameter.Statusparameter_status = oraparamarray.Status

Data Type



The Status property is interpreted as a series of bits, each providing information about the parameter. Parameters can be bound only if they are enabled, and can be enabled only if they are auto-enabled.

The parameter Status property bit values are:

Constant Value Description
ORAPSTAT_INPUT &H1& Parameter can be used for input.
ORAPSTAT_OUTPUT &H2& Parameter can be used for output.
ORAPSTAT_AUTOENABLE &H4& Parameter is AutoBindEnabled.
ORAPSTAT_ENABLE &H8& Parameter is Enabled. This bit is always set.

These values are located in the ORACLE_BASE\\ORACLE_HOME\oo4o\oraconst.txt file.


This example demonstrates the use of parameters and the ExecuteSQL method to call a stored procedure (located in ORAEXAMP.SQL). After calling the stored procedure, the Status property of each parameter is checked. Copy and paste this code into the definition section of a form. Then, press F5.

Sub Form_Load ()
 'Declare variables as OLE Objects.
 Dim OraSession As OraSession 
 Dim OraDatabase As OraDatabase 
 Dim OraDynaset As OraDynaset 
 'Create the OraSession Object.
 Set OraSession = CreateObject("OracleInProcServer.XOraSession")
 'Create the OraDatabase Object by opening a connection to Oracle.
 Set OraDatabase = OraSession.OpenDatabase("ExampleDb", "scott/tiger", 0&)
 'Add EMPNO as an Input parameter and set its initial value.
 OraDatabase.Parameters.Add "EMPNO", 7369, ORAPARM_INPUT
 'Add ENAME as an Output parameter and set its initial value.
 OraDatabase.Parameters.Add "ENAME", 0, ORAPARM_OUTPUT
 'Execute the Stored Procedure Employee.GetEmpName to retrieve ENAME.
 ' This Stored Procedure is located in the file ORAEXAMP.SQL.
 OraDatabase.ExecuteSQL ("Begin Employee.GetEmpName (:EMPNO, :ENAME); end;")
 If OraDatabase.Parameters("EMPNO").Status & ORAPSTAT_INPUT Then
  MsgBox "Parameter EMPNO used for input."
 End If
 If OraDatabase.Parameters("ENAME").Status & ORAPSTAT_OUTPUT Then
  MsgBox "Parameter ENAME used for output."
 End If
'Display the employee number and name.
 MsgBox OraDatabase.Parameters("EMPNO").value
 MsgBox OraDatabase.Parameters("ENAME").value
 'Remove the Parameters.
 OraDatabase.Parameters.Remove "EMPNO"
 OraDatabase.Parameters.Remove "ENAME"
End Sub