kaluva kaluva - 7 months ago 16
SQL Question

getting "comma-separated list near 'xx.yy' invalid" with dbms_utility.comma_to_table

I have string like this: str:='ac_Abc.88,ac_Abc.99,ac_Abc.77'. I need to get first element after splitting with comma(,). So im using using like this:

str VARCHAR2(500);
dbms_utility.comma_to_table
( list => regexp_replace(str,'(^|,)','\1')
, tablen => l_count
, tab => l_array
);


I'm getting following error:

ORA-20001: comma-separated list invalid near bc.88
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_UTILITY", line 239
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_UTILITY", line 272


But if i have string like this, str:='ac_Abc88,ac_Abc99,ac_Abc77', the same method working fine and giving me expected results.

So i guess there is something need to be corrected to consider "." as regular character. Can you please suggest how can i solve this.

Answer

See How to split comma delimited string into rows

1. REGEXP_SUBSTR approach

SQL> WITH DATA AS(
  2  SELECT 'ac_Abc.88,ac_Abc.99,ac_Abc.77' str FROM dual)
  3  SELECT regexp_substr(str,'[^,]+',1,level) str
  4  FROM DATA
  5    CONNECT BY regexp_substr(str, '[^,]+', 1, level) IS NOT NULL
  6  /

STR
-----------------------------
ac_Abc.88
ac_Abc.99
ac_Abc.77

SQL>

2. XML approach

SQL> SELECT EXTRACT (VALUE (d), '//row/text()').getstringval () str
  2  FROM
  3    (SELECT XMLTYPE ( '<rows><row>'
  4      || REPLACE ('ac_Abc.88,ac_Abc.99,ac_Abc.77', ',', '</row><row>')
  5      || '</row></rows>' ) AS xmlval
  6    FROM DUAL
  7    ) x,
  8    TABLE (XMLSEQUENCE (EXTRACT (x.xmlval, '/rows/row'))) d
  9  /

STR
--------------------
ac_Abc.88
ac_Abc.99
ac_Abc.77

3. Table function

SQL> CREATE TYPE test_type
  2  AS
  3    TABLE OF VARCHAR2(100)
  4  /

Type created.

SQL>
SQL> CREATE OR REPLACE
  2  FUNCTION comma_to_table(
  3      p_list IN VARCHAR2)
  4    RETURN test_type
  5  AS
  6    l_string VARCHAR2(32767) := p_list || ',';
  7    l_comma_index PLS_INTEGER;
  8    l_index PLS_INTEGER := 1;
  9    l_tab test_type     := test_type();
 10  BEGIN
 11    LOOP
 12      l_comma_index := INSTR(l_string, ',', l_index);
 13      EXIT
 14    WHEN l_comma_index = 0;
 15      l_tab.EXTEND;
 16      l_tab(l_tab.COUNT) := SUBSTR(l_string, l_index, l_comma_index - l_index);
 17      l_index            := l_comma_index                           + 1;
 18    END LOOP;
 19    RETURN l_tab;
 20  END comma_to_table;
 21  /

Function created.

SQL> sho err
No errors.
SQL>
SQL> SELECT * FROM TABLE(comma_to_table('ac_Abc.88,ac_Abc.99,ac_Abc.77'))
  2  /

COLUMN_VALUE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ac_Abc.88
ac_Abc.99
ac_Abc.77

SQL>

4. Pipelined Function

SQL> CREATE OR REPLACE
  2    FUNCTION comma_to_table(
  3        p_list IN VARCHAR2)
  4      RETURN test_type PIPELINED
  5    AS
  6      l_string LONG := p_list || ',';
  7      l_comma_index PLS_INTEGER;
  8      l_index PLS_INTEGER := 1;
  9    BEGIN
 10      LOOP
 11        l_comma_index := INSTR(l_string, ',', l_index);
 12        EXIT
 13      WHEN l_comma_index = 0;
 14        PIPE ROW ( SUBSTR(l_string, l_index, l_comma_index - l_index) );
 15        l_index := l_comma_index                           + 1;
 16      END LOOP;
 17      RETURN;
 18    END comma_to_table;
 19    /

Function created.

SQL> sho err
No errors.
SQL>
SQL> SELECT * FROM TABLE(comma_to_table('ac_Abc.88,ac_Abc.99,ac_Abc.77'))
  2  /

COLUMN_VALUE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ac_Abc.88
ac_Abc.99
ac_Abc.77
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