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Is Multibyte Name Supported For Placeholder(Bind Variable) In SQL*Plus? (Doc ID 1339845.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2023

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SQL*Plus - Version and later
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Can mulitibyte characters be used in placeholder(Bind Variable) name in SQL*Plus? Can you use the name of the placeholder as a multibyte string containing non-English multibyte characters?

For Example:

According to the following OCI manual, there is a description about placeholder name restrictions.
Oracle® Call Interface Programmer's Guide 11g Release 1 (11.1)
Part Number B28395-06
4 Using SQL Statements in OCI
Binding Placeholders in OCI
Rules for Placeholders
The rules for forming placeholders are:


Can this description be applied to SQL*Plus placeholder(Bind Variable)?


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