PL/SQL - WHILE LOOP Statement

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A WHILE LOOP statement in PL/SQL programming language repeatedly executes a target statement as long as a given condition is true.

Syntax:

WHILE condition LOOP
   sequence_of_statements
END LOOP;

Example:

DECLARE
   a number(2) := 10;
BEGIN
   WHILE a < 20 LOOP
      dbms_output.put_line('value of a: ' || a);
      a := a + 1;
   END LOOP;
END;
/

When the above code is executed at SQL prompt, it produces the following result:

value of a: 10
value of a: 11
value of a: 12
value of a: 13
value of a: 14
value of a: 15
value of a: 16
value of a: 17
value of a: 18
value of a: 19

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.


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