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  1. #1
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    Just brushing up with STS before I write my intro to oracle pl/sql test (1Z0-001) and I came across an error, I let them know about via e-mail and hope to hear back on monday whether there is any more "bugs" like this.

    Basically the question asked how many time a loop will execute, to which my answer was 0 because of an error in the code. STS missed the error, of which there was more than one as they were referencing a variable without declaring it and also using an expression as an assignment incorrectly.

    BTW, STS's answer to the question was 5

    Has anyone else run in to errors like these?

    I paid good $$ for the software, I expect it to NOT have errors, especially since I bought it to prepare for an exam!

    cheers!

    ps. here is the question & displayed code:

    evaluate this pl/sql block:

    declare
    v_low NUMBER :=1;
    v_high NUMBER :=6;
    v_count NUMBER :=2;
    BEGIN
    i:= v_low
    FOR i IN v_low..v_high LOOP
    v_count := v_count + 1;
    i:=i+1;
    END LOOP;
    END;


    How many times will the loop execute?

    Answer=5



  2. #2
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    Hi

    Of course you are right with the STS question being wrong.

    But the (OCP) exams also contains errors.

    Also there are really diabolical question which you have to read 4 or 5 times before you know what they are asking.

    So in a way STS is a wright way to prepare for OCP exams.

    Good luck with 1Z0-001 (maybe after the exam you will understand my answer).

    Tycho

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    In the exam if such a situation arises lookout for the choice

    "will return error" else you have to overlook these kind of small mistakes.

    -- Anurag.
    OCP Application Developer
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    "Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still."

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