Trying to run a loop statement, but it fails at the first line with - Variable 'i' not found. Do I need to define this first somehow? Thanks

SET i = 203;
WHILE i <= 264 LOOP
SELECT Cust_Name AS RC_Name FROM Customers WHERE Customer_ID = i ;

--- INSERT STATEMENTS ---

SET i = i + 1;
END LOOP;

asked 28 Feb, 16:58

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Hi, you need to declare or create it first:

CREATE VARIABLE i INTEGER;

Alternatively, you will need to declare it, but then you will need to use compound statement:

BEGIN

DECLARE i INTEGER;

--YOUR CODE--

END;

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answered 28 Feb, 18:15

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Compound statement?

(28 Feb, 18:17) gchq

You probably don't want that first one -- that creates a connection-scope variable that persists until your connection is dropped or you explicitly drop the variable.

(28 Feb, 18:19) John Smirnios

Using CREATE VARIABLE throws - Syntax error near 'SET'

(28 Feb, 18:20) gchq

Using BEGIN and END; (Compound Statement??) works - thank you

(28 Feb, 18:23) gchq
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We have an isolated existence here :-) Will try to remember that.

(02 Mar, 18:48) gchq

Oh! Now I know the new term! Thank you Breck!

(03 Mar, 10:48) Vlad
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