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October 01

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Reset My Package, Get My Row Count, OOW19 and More
This time around, we'll do a detailed deep dive into a couple of questions from developers. One has to do with resetting the values of variables in a package when an error occurs. Another wants to know the best way to get the total count of rows returned by a query before fetching all those rows. We'll explore different approaches - with new ones offered up by our attendees, we are sure. Then we'll move on to any questions you have and finish up with a reportback on Oracle Open World 2019 (ALWAYS FREE AUTONOMOUS DATABASE!) from Chris Saxon.

1:48 - Highlights from OOW19: Always Free Oracle Cloud!
13:42 - Reset state of single package
26:20 - Get count of rows for query
37:45 - SYS_REFCURSOR vs Pipelined Table Function to return data

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Steven Feuerstein
Steven Feuerstein, Developer Advocate for PL/SQL    
Steven Feuerstein is a Senior Advisor at Insum Solutions (, and is obsessed with the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on it (all published by O'Reilly Media). You will find an abundance of quizzes from Steven at the Dev Gym. Enjoy!
Chris Saxon
Chris Saxon, Oracle Developer Advocate for SQL    
Chris Saxon is an Oracle Developer Advocate and quizmaster on Dev Gym. His job is to help you get the best out of the Oracle Database and have fun with SQL! He's also part of the answer team on Ask TOM and creates YouTube videos at The Magic of SQL channel.