SQL/Describe: Describing the Columns of a Select Statement
(Doc ID 124599.1)
Last updated on DECEMBER 22, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
Oracle Database - Personal Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 220.127.116.11 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
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***Checked for relevance on 27-Dec-2013***
The following OCI program demonstrates describing the select list items of a statement passed at runtime. This is done by executing the select (in this case for describe only, though a normal execute can also be used) and then using the statement handle to obtain information about the given columns.
NOTE: You do not use OCIDescribeAny for describing a select statement. This is only used to describe specific objects, for example a table, procedure etc.
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