Question: : I am running a PL/SQL function
with a commit, and I am getting this ORA-14552 error:
ORA-14552: Cannot Perform a DDL Commit or
Rollback Inside a Query or DML
How do I avoid this ORA-14552 error? Is it safe to make my
function contain an autonomous transaction?
Answer: : To diagnose the ORA-14552 error, we
oerr utility to look up the
ORA-14552 error message, cause and action:
ORA-14552: cannot perform a
DDL, commit or rollback inside a query or DML
Cause: DDL operations like creation tables, views
etc. and transaction control statements such as commit/rollback
cannot be performed inside a query or a DML statement.
Action: Ensure that the offending operation is
not performed or use autonomous transactions to perform the
operation within the query/DML operation.
In your case, you are getting the ORA-14552 error because you are
issuing a commit.
If you must use a commit, you can avoid the ORA-14452 error
by making your function into an autonomous transaction using "PRAGMA
AUTONOMOUS_TRANSACTION;" in the function:
CREATE OR REPLACE
begin . . .
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