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PL/SQL Compiler Error - Where are the errors?

For the life of me, I cannot find the output that actually SHOWS the error with the line number/column.

I can compile in SQLPlus and do show errors to find it, but that doesn't seem to be a great solution.

I've been trying to figure this out all morning but can't find it. I can do a right click, and "Jump to first error" but it doesn't tell me what the error is, just the line.

Also, I can describe the offending package and goto ERRORS but it looks like it truncates a lot of the info in the error.

Toad used to have an output window at the bottom that would show the compiler messages - where did it go, or how do I turn it on?

I have "Errors" at the bottom and Script Output. Script Output is empty and Errors says: "Execution (1: 1) Ora-24344: success with compilation error" - Gahhh.

A little help? (I've attached a simple package error to show what I'm looking at)

Don’t use F5/Execute as Script.

Use F9 to compile your package. Then you’ll get the Errors Panel in the
editor, where you can click into each error and have the line/curpos


Apparently CNTRL-ENTER (execute SNIPPET) behaves like Execute as Script as well. I was using CNTRL-ENTER.

Grrr. That’s going to take some getting used to.

I know from hearing Mike mention this about a dozen times, there are some
differences between Ctrl-Enter and F9, but didn’t know this was one of

You could always map CTRL+ENTER to do what F9 does, or quit coding so many

One thing to note in this instance is that Ctrl+Enter compiles PL/SQL and
executes SQL in the exact same way. It will clear the grid. It will not evaluate
ORA errors in depth and return meaningful messages for your PL/SQL. It will not
compile objects using the debug option or any of the other PL/SQL specific
compile options. It will not update an internal cache used to store information
about known objects which aids in speeding up other Toad features. It will not
update the Editor so that it knows which object is loaded in a particular tab
which can affect other PL/SQL specific actions. There are many differences in
F9/CTRL+Enter. F9 is the better route.


You had me at

F9 is the better route

or quit coding so many errors?

Now there’s a thought… the problem with the thought is that we
receive a bonus for each bug we fix.

Just kidding, a small tribute to Scott Adams.

Roger S.