Exception Declaration

An exception declaration declares the name of a user-defined exception. You can use the EXCEPTION_INIT pragma to assign this name to an internally defined exception.




Name of the exception that you are declaring.

Restriction on exception

You can use exception only in an EXCEPTION_INIT pragma, RAISE statement, RAISE_APPLICATION_ERROR invocation, or exception handler.


Oracle recommends against using a predefined exception name for exception. For details, see "Redeclared Predefined Exceptions". For a list of predefined exception names, see Table 11-3.