Records and collections are powerful structures that enable you to develop programs that manage large sets of data. Records let you manage sets of variable types; collections let you manage groups of a variable type. You need to have a command of records to use collections. In this chapter, we will explain records and show you how to use them in your PL/SQL programming code. Collections will be covered in Chapter 6.
We will cover topics as follows. The chapter assumes you read it sequentially. If you feel comfortable with an area, please feel free to move to the section of interest. However, the chapter assumes you have mastery of earlier sections.
Working with records
Records were introduced ...