13.65 %TYPE Attribute
%TYPE attribute lets you declare a constant, variable, collection element, record field, or subprogram parameter to be of the same data type as a previously declared variable or column (without knowing what that type is).
%TYPE attribute cannot be used if the referenced character column has a collation other than
The item declared with
%TYPE is the referencing item, and the previously declared item is the referenced item.
The referencing item inherits the following from the referenced item:
Data type and size
Constraints (unless the referenced item is a column)
The referencing item does not inherit the initial value of the referenced item.
If the declaration of the referenced item changes, then the declaration of the referencing item changes accordingly.
Name of a collection variable.
Restriction on collection_variable_name
In a constant declaration,
collection_variable cannot be an associative array variable.
Name of a cursor variable.
Name of a database table or view that is accessible when the declaration is elaborated.
Name of a column of
Name of an instance of an ADT.
Name of a record variable.
Name of a field of
Name of a scalar variable.
Example 2-15, "Declaring Variable of Same Type as Column"
Example 2-16, "Declaring Variable of Same Type as Another Variable"
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