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Query fails if a TAB is the first character


#1

Howdy,

In 13.2.0.86, I have this query:

	SELECT
		metric_name
	FROM 
		sysman.mgmt$metric_daily
	WHERE
		target_name = 'myfundb'
		AND target_type = 'oracle_database'
		AND rollup_timestamp > TRUNC(sysdate-7)

The above is tab-indented, as a subquery taken from a larger query for debugging. It runs with F5, but F9 produces:

ORA-00907: missing right parenthesis

If I remove the leading tab from the SELECT line or comment out the last “AND” line, F9 works fine.

Thanks!
Rich

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#2

This test is also repeatable in the brand-new .92. Spool shows that indeed, the trailing paren is removed prior to execution, even if a semi-colon is added to the SQL.

Thanks,
Rich


#3

Tabs… :-1:

I’ve added this sample to an open Jira we have for this. A similar issue was reported by another user a few weeks back. On the bright side, there is a workaround! :laughing:


#4

I suppose one could – gulp – remove the leading tab… :sob::sob::sob::-1:

Code misalignment
Tabs: efficient and compact
Spaces are evil

Thanks,
Rich

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