We were able to get the example included for the "OCI_BIND_ARRAY_BY_NAME" to work. However, the example is NOT actually binding with a PL/SQL array of any type. It is writing data to an Oracle table named "bind_example". Notice how this table is created. The table does NOT have an array type as one of its fields. Since this is the case, there cannot be any binding to a PL/SQL array because at least one field in the table must be either a VARRAY, NESTED TABLE or ASSOCIATIVE ARRAY data type. We searched the Internet and could not find any examples that actually read from a PL/SQL array type. We were able to get data from a PL/SQL VARRAY data type, but only by using a SELECT statement.
(PHP 5 >= 5.1.2, PECL OCI8 >= 1.2.0)
oci_bind_array_by_name — Binds a PHP array to an Oracle PL/SQL array parameter
Binds the PHP array var_array to the Oracle placeholder name, which points to an Oracle PL/SQL array. Whether it will be used for input or output will be determined at run-time.
A valid OCI statement identifier.
The Oracle placeholder.
Sets the maximum length both for incoming and result arrays.
Sets maximum length for array items. If not specified or equals to -1, oci_bind_array_by_name() will find the longest element in the incoming array and will use it as the maximum length.
Should be used to set the type of PL/SQL array items. See list of available types below:
SQLT_NUM - for arrays of NUMBER.
SQLT_INT - for arrays of INTEGER (Note: INTEGER it is actually a synonym for NUMBER(38), but SQLT_NUM type won't work in this case even though they are synonyms).
SQLT_FLT - for arrays of FLOAT.
SQLT_AFC - for arrays of CHAR.
SQLT_CHR - for arrays of VARCHAR2.
SQLT_VCS - for arrays of VARCHAR.
SQLT_AVC - for arrays of CHARZ.
SQLT_STR - for arrays of STRING.
SQLT_LVC - for arrays of LONG VARCHAR.
SQLT_ODT - for arrays of DATE.
Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.
Example #1 oci_bind_array_by_name() example
$c = oci_connect("scott", "tiger");
$create = "CREATE TABLE bind_example(name VARCHAR(20))";
$statement = oci_parse($c, $create);
$create_pkg = "
CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE ARRAYBINDPKG1 AS
TYPE ARRTYPE IS TABLE OF VARCHAR(20) INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER;
PROCEDURE iobind(c1 IN OUT ARRTYPE);
$statement = oci_parse($c, $create_pkg);
$create_pkg_body = "
CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY ARRAYBINDPKG1 AS
CURSOR CUR IS SELECT name FROM bind_example;
PROCEDURE iobind(c1 IN OUT ARRTYPE) IS
FOR i IN 1..5 LOOP
INSERT INTO bind_example VALUES (c1(i));
IF NOT CUR%ISOPEN THEN
FOR i IN REVERSE 1..5 LOOP
FETCH CUR INTO c1(i);
IF CUR%NOTFOUND THEN
$statement = oci_parse($c, $create_pkg_body);
$statement = oci_parse($c, "BEGIN ARRAYBINDPKG1.iobind(:c1); END;");
$array = array("one", "two", "three", "four", "five");
oci_bind_array_by_name($statement, ":c1", $array, 5, -1, SQLT_CHR);
This function appears to work with PL/SQL associative arrays (index-by tables) but I was unable to get it to work with PL/SQL varrays
Note that it looks like you can't bind a multi-dimensional array with this method. If you try, you'll get a Notice about Array to string conversion, and your PL/SQL will end up with a one-dimensional array filled with the a lot of string values, all saying "Array". :|