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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 6.6

Include Conditions in Your Programs

The inclusion of conditions in your programs is the heart of all advanced programming languages. In the previous section, we actually included some statements to perform these types of tasks. You may have noticed IF statements and loops. It is in this section that we now illustrate how to construct them by providing you with a step-by-step guide. Since programs are written to handle a number of different situations, the manner in which different conditions are detected and dealt with is the biggest part of program control. This section will provide you with details on the following topics:

Program control

Various types of IF logic structures

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