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How to Determine Reserved Words ? (Doc ID 98859.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 8th Feb 2016***


This article contains information on how to obtain a listing of reserved words. This is helpful when designing or writing code to avoid errors during compilation.



The view V$RESERVED_WORDS is available in 8i (and later versions) and provides a complete list of the reserved / key words. This view requires at least the system/manager privilege level.

NOTE: This database-resident list is not available in earlier releases.

Reserved words are also listed in appendices of a variety of manuals, such as OCI and Pro*C manuals.  


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