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Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming with Packages by Steven Feuerstein

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5.10. PLVexc: Exception Handling

The PLVexc (PL/Vision EXCeption handling) package provides generic and powerful exception-handling capabilities. See Chapter 22 for details.

5.10.1. Package constants

c_go CONSTANT CHAR(1) := 'C';

Requests that your program continue (ignore the error). Explained in more detail below.

c_recNgo CONSTANT CHAR(2) := 'RC';

Requests that your program record the error and then continue. Explained in more detail below.

c_stop CONSTANT CHAR(1) := 'H';

Requests that your program be halted if this exception occurs. Explained in more detail below.

c_recNstop CONSTANT CHAR(2) := 'RH';

Requests that your program record the error and then halt. Explained in more detail below.

5.10.2. Package-based exceptions

process_halted EXCEPTION;

Package-specific exception raised when you request a "halt" action in the handler programs.

no_such_table EXCEPTION;
PRAGMA EXCEPTION_INIT (no_such_table, -942);

Predefined system exception for error ORA-942. Saves other developers from dealing with the EXCEPTION_INIT pragma.

snapshot_too_old EXCEPTION;
PRAGMA EXCEPTION_INIT (snapshot_too_old, -1555);

Predefined system exception for error ORA-1555. Saves other developers from dealing with the EXCEPTION_INIT pragma.

5.10.3. Logging exception-handling activity

PROCEDURE log;

Requests that whenever a PLVexc handler is called, a message is sent to the PL/Vision log.

PROCEDURE nolog;

Do not log the handling action when the exception is recorded and handled. with the COMMIT. ...

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