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Collections - Update member attributes

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APEX 4.2.2

Suppose I have a APEX collection used to store supplemental session-specific data for some items. N001 stores the primary key of the database record. The Cxxx attributes store the session-specific data.

How can I go about updating specific values in the collection based on the primary key? All the update APIs in the APEX_COLLECTION package work with the p_seq not with our own data. Basically, I want something equivalent to
update collection set c001=<value>, c002=<value> where n001=<pk>; if (sql%rowcount=0) then create the n001,c001,c002,... collection member
Any ideas? Thanks
  • 1. Re: Collections - Update member attributes
    ediazjorge Explorer
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    Hello VANJ,

    I guess you can write something like this:
      l_seq_id number := null;
      select seq_id
      into l_seq_id
      from apex_collections
      where collection_name = 'YOUR_COLLECTION_NAME'
      and n001 = <pk>;
      if l_seq_id is null then -- new
          p_collection_name => 'YOUR_COLLECTION_NAME',
          p_c001            => 
      else -- update
          p_collection_name => 'YOUR_COLLECTION_NAME',
          p_seq             => l_seq_id,
          p_c001            =>
    Thank you,



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