Exit oracle sqlplus if instance is not correct

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Exit oracle sqlplus if instance is not correct

Postby Jakob » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:38 am

Hi Tim,

How can exit from currently logged in sqlplus session when I am running my sql scrpts?


I have the following sql scripts


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copy data from prod/prod using insert emp using select * from emp;

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   v_instance    VARCHAR2 (512);
     INTO   v_instance
     FROM   DUAL;

   IF (v_instance <> 'test)
      -- here I would like to quit my sqlplus connection if instance is not test
   END IF;

In the above sql script if instance is not test, then I would like to exit my sql connection and I wouldn't like to proceed with data transfer. So ideally when
usercheck.sql is being called from usercheck.sql, if instance is not test, then should not execute my other statements.

How can I do this? If any alternate better approach available, kindly suggest.

I am using Oracle 10g database R2.

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Re: Exit oracle sqlplus if instance is not correct

Postby Tim... » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:26 am


You can't leave the whole SQL*Plus session, but you can quit your current PL/SQL block. The easiest way to do this is to raise an exception, for example,

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   IF (v_instance <> 'test)
      RAISE_APPLICATION_ERROR(-20000, 'This is not the TEST instance');
   END IF;


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