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"Merge into" wierdness

david wendelken

2004-12-10


I'm doing a merge into command where I query a table that holds multiple scenario items in it.

The objective is to transfer the selected scenario items from the "source scenario" to the "destination scenario".
Some of those records might have been transferred before, in which case the non-key values are to be updated from the source. If they haven't been transferred before, they get inserted.

The statement worked like a charm.

Then I needed to add another column to the table, and that column needed to be added to the ON clause.
I added it and the statement fails - the error message says the column doesn't exist in the table.


"Oracle Error Code = 904

ORA-00904: "L_TO"."UNITTYPEID": invalid identifier "



If I remove the column name from the ON clause, the statement runs.

I'm flat-out certain I didn't mis-spell the column name or its prefix.
(I cut-and-pasted the column name from the source select statement and the prefix from other destination columns, plus I've had another set of eyes double-check.) (You would make be very happy if I'm wrong...)

The source select statement in the merge command can clearly find the column, so it's not like I'm pointing to the wrong version of the table or something...

I've got 7 phrases in the ON clause, if that makes a difference.

Any clues? I don't have access to meta-link where I'm at.

Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release 9.2.0.5.0 - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP and Oracle Data Mining options
JServer Release 9.2.0.5.0 - Production

Here's the table and statement, somewhat simplified. Hopefully it will remain readable.

DESCR laydown
Name                   Null?   Type
------------------------------- -------- ----
LAYDOWNID          NOT NULL NUMBER(10)
ANALYSISVERSIONID NOT NULL NUMBER(10)
SCENARIOID         NOT NULL NUMBER(10)
PAIID                 NOT NULL NUMBER(10)
ORGID               NOT NULL NUMBER(10)
STATUSCODEID       NOT NULL NUMBER(10)
ACTIVITYID           NOT NULL NUMBER(10)
QTY                             NUMBER(6)
ACTIVITYREMARK               VARCHAR2(100)
ORGIDFROM                     NUMBER(10)
UNITTYPEID          NOT NULL NUMBER(10)

MERGE INTO laydown l_to
USING
(SELECT l_src_start.*,l_over_under.qty_over_under
 FROM laydown l_src_start
      ,(SELECT l_ou_temp.activityid, l_ou_temp.paiid
               ,l_ou_temp.orgid, l_ou_temp.unittypeid
               ,SUM(l_ou_temp.qty) qty_over_under
       FROM ( SELECT l_ou.activityid ,l_ou.paiid
                      ,l_ou.orgidfrom orgid ,l_ou.unittypeid
                      ,l_ou.qty * -1 qty
               FROM laydown l_ou
               WHERE l_ou.analysisversionid = 1
                  AND l_ou.scenarioid = 3
                  AND l_ou.orgidfrom IS NOT NULL
              UNION ALL
              SELECT l_ou.activityid ,l_ou.paiid
                      ,l_ou.orgid ,l_ou.unittypeid
                      ,l_ou.qty
      FROM laydown l_ou
              WHERE l_ou.analysisversionid = 1 AND l_ou.laydownid IN (247)
             ) l_ou_temp
        GROUP BY 1,2,3,4
      ) l_over_under
 WHERE l_src_start.laydownid IN (247)
 AND l_src_start.analysisversionid = 1
 AND l_src_start.activityid = l_over_under.activityid (+)
 AND l_src_start.paiid = l_over_under.paiid (+)
 AND l_src_start.orgid = l_over_under.orgid (+)
 AND l_src_start.unittypeid = l_over_under.unittypeid (+)
) l_src
ON (     l_src.activityid = l_to.activityid
   AND l_src.paiid = l_to.paiid
   AND l_to.orgid = 16
   AND l_to.scenarioid = 3
   AND l_to.analysisversionid = 1
   AND l_to.orgidfrom = l_src.orgid
   /* barfs on the next line */
  AND l_to.unittypeid = l_src.unittypeid
  )
WHEN MATCHED THEN
UPDATE
SET
 qty = DECODE(SIGN(l_src.qty_over_under),-1,qty,NVL(qty,0) + NVL(l_src.qty_over_under,0))
,activityremark = l_src.activityremark
,unittypeid = l_src.unittypeid
WHEN NOT MATCHED THEN
INSERT
(laydownid,analysisversionid,scenarioid ,paiid
,orgid,activityid ,qty
,activityremark ,orgidfrom
)
VALUES
(laydown_seq.NEXTVAL,1,3 ,l_src.paiid
,16,l_src.activityid ,DECODE(SIGN(l_src.qty_over_under),-1,0,l_src.qty_over_under)
,l_src.activityremark ,l_src.orgid
)
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