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    How to get procedure to continue....

    My procedure loops through (each user in the database) and does a simple task of notifying users via email using UTL_SMTP.

    The problem I have come across is this:

    When the user is no longer with the company, then the email address that UTL_SMTP tries to send to is invalid and the procedure exits with this error:

    ERROR at line 1:
    ORA-29279: SMTP permanent error: 550 5.1.1 johns@myco.com... User unknown
    ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 17
    ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 98
    ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 240
    ORA-06512: at "my.procedure", line 96
    ORA-06512: at line 1

    That's understandable...

    My question is: How do I make my procedure "ignore" this kind of error and have it continue through the loop and finish the procedures??

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    You'd need to handle that exception with an EXCEPTION clause ... http://download-west.oracle.com/docs...s.htm#LNPLS007
    David Aldridge,
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    READ THE DOCUMENTATION!!! (I know, I know...)
    Thanks slimdave.

    I know how to handle it with an exception, the problem I still have is I want it to continue with the block if this particular exception occurs.

    But after reading the documentation, I learned something new... Using sub-blocks! Sub-blocks can have it's own "local" exception handlers, which would exit the sub-block, but continue the main block!

    Sweeeeeet!

    Thanks again! (I've bookmarked that link...)

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