[HOW TO] Get bind variable names?

Lets say I have the following Oracle query: "SELECT 1 FROM DUAL WHERE :bind_me1 IS NULL AND :bind_me2 IS NOT NULL".

 In my case I don't know how many bind variables there are going to be or what their names are. Is there a way I can get the names of the bind variables (in this case bind_me1 and bind_me2) from the query?

Regular expressions are a possibility but I'm thinking there must be a better solution.


Thanks in advance.

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4/30/2009 4:45:59 PM
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Are you going to select anything from the database or not?

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5/1/2009 12:14:32 PM

 Lets keep things simple and say that I'm going to be doing all "SELECT 1 FROM DUAL WHERE..." statements, that way I'm only checking that the return value exists or not.


I'm not sure why what I'm selecting would make a difference though.

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5/1/2009 2:48:50 PM

What values do you expect to retrieve/return from the database? If you're checking any conditions other than from the DB, you can use conditonal checking directly instead of using 'select ... from dual ...'.

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5/4/2009 2:18:11 AM

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