Introducing .NET Stored Procedure Execution Using ODP.NET

Oracle Data Provider for .NET classes and APIs provide data access to the Oracle Database from a .NET client application and from .NET stored procedures and functions.

However, some limitations and restrictions exist when Oracle Data Provider for .NET is used within a .NET stored procedure. These are discussed in the next section.

The following is a simple .NET stored procedure example.

using System;
using Oracle.DataAccess.Client;
using Oracle.DataAccess.Types;
public class CLRLibrary1
    // .NET Stored Function returning the DEPTNO of the employee whose
    // EMPNO is 'empno'
    public static uint GetDeptNo(uint empno)
        uint deptno = 0;
        // Check for context connection
        OracleConnection conn = new OracleConnection();
        if( OracleConnection.IsAvailable == true )
            conn.ConnectionString = "context connection=true";
            //set connection string for a normal client connection
            conn.ConnectionString = "user id=scott;password=tiger;" + 
            "data source=oracle";
        // Create and execute a command
        OracleCommand cmd = conn.CreateCommand();
        cmd.CommandText = "SELECT DEPTNO FROM EMP WHERE EMPNO = :1";
        OracleDataReader rdr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
        if (rdr.Read())
            deptno = (uint)rdr.GetInt32(0);
        return deptno;
    } // GetDeptNo
} // CLRLibrary1