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problems with script editor when processing the "&" symbol


#1

Please see code:

define temp_start_date=to_date(‘20090101000000’,‘yyyymmddhh24miss’)
select &temp_start_date from dual;

Works fine via sqlplus but via the the script editor of Toad (v9) I get:
ORA-00936: missing expression

select to_date( from dual

So it seems that for some reason the script editor does not process the “&” symbol in the same way as in sqlplus

Please help


#2

Hi Ofer,

So it seems that for some reason the script editor does not
process the “&” symbol in the same way as in sqlplus
This happens in 10.5.1.3 a well.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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#3

Looks like a bug in how it’s dealing with the subst variable. I’ll take a look and see what I can find.