Chapter 9 Test Your Thinking


Oracle® PL/SQL® Interactive Workbook, Second Edition
By Benjamin Rosenzweig, Elena Silvestrova
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Chapter 9.  Introduction to Cursors

In this chapter, you learned how to process data with a cursor. Additionally, you learned how to simplify the code by using a cursor FOR loop. You also encountered the more complex example of nesting cursors within cursors.


Write a nested cursor where the parent cursor calls information about each section of a course. The child cursor counts the enrollment. The only output is one line for each course with the Course Name and Section Number and the total enrollment.


Write an anonymous PL/SQL block that finds all the courses that have at least one section that is at its maximum enrollment. If there are no courses that meet that criterion, then pick two courses and create that situation for each.

  1. For each of those courses, add another section. The instructor for the new section should be taken from the existing records in the instruct table. Use the instructor who is signed up to teach the least number of courses. Handle the fact that, during the execution of your program, the instructor teaching the most courses may change.

  2. Use any exception-handling techniques you think are useful to capture error conditions.

The projects in this section are meant to have you utilize all of the skills that you have acquired throughout this chapter. The answers to these projects can be found in Appendix D and at the companion Web site to this book, located at Visit the Web site periodically to share and discuss your answers.


    Oracle PL. SQL Interactive Workbook
    Oracle PL/SQL Interactive Workbook (2nd Edition)
    ISBN: 0130473200
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2002
    Pages: 146

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