Oracle Concepts - PL/SQL REPEAT-UNTIL
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The PL/SQL REPEAT-UNTIL Loop
The WHILE loop test at the start of the loop and it the
condition is false, the loop code is never executed. If you want to ensure that
the loop code is executed at least one, the test must be preformed at the bottom
of the loop. This is referred to as a REPEAT-UNTIL or DO-WHILE loop. PL/SQL
does not directly implement a REPEAT-UNTIL loop however it is easy to construct
one using an endless loop. By placing the EXIT WHEN (condition = true)
statement as the last line of code in an endless loop you will achieve the same
n_num number := 1;
n_num := n_num + 1;
exit when n_num > 5;
1, 2, 3,
4, 5, Final: 6
procedure successfully completed.
Since the condition test is at the bottom of the loop,
you ensure that the loop code is executed at least once.
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