Hyphen at the End of the Line in SQL Statement gives Error ORA-00923 (Doc ID 292331.1)

Last updated on JUNE 02, 2017

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release Oracle10g to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Running a SQLwith minus sign/hyphen (-) at the line gives error:

SQL> select 5 -
> 7 from dual;

select 5 7 from dual
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00923: FROM keyword not found where expected

Cause

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