Executing Script with Multiple Blanks Lines Results in Error ORA-00900 "Invalid sql statment"
Last updated on JUNE 28, 2013
Applies to:SQL*Plus - Version 220.127.116.11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for Relevance 28-Jun-2013.
Executing a SQL script containing multiple blank lines between SQL statements fails with error:
ORA 00900: "invalid SQL statement."
This is usually seen when a View's definition is extracted from database using DBMS_METADAT package. The script file which contains extracted (DDL), contain blank lines.
For example consider the following statement to extract view definition and spool it to file:
Select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('VIEW','EMPVIEW','SCOTT') from dual;
This will show view definition for empview captured in a spooled file.
Create or Replace Force view "scott"."empview" ("empno","ename") as
Note: There are blank lines between empno and ename and between ename and from keyword. There could be various reasons for these blank lines.
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