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please check out the following plsql function ...
it makes a ORA-06503: PL/SQL: Function returned without value error when i remove the commented lines , this when calling it on a parameter that makes the function returns some data

SQL
function doSomething (param integer) return clob AS
    returnedVal clob := '';
    parentID integer;
    
    begin
        select eb.someField into parentID  from someTable eb where (eb.someField = param);
         
         
      -- EXCEPTION
      --   WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN
      --   return returnedVal  ;
         
                  
         return returnedVal ;
    end;
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Updated 10-Oct-12 6:07am
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Sandeep Mewara 10-Oct-12 14:15pm    
What is 'NO_DATA_FOUND'?
Jörgen Andersson 10-Oct-12 15:52pm    
NO_DATA_FOUND is a predefined exception if the "select into" does not return any rows.
Sandeep Mewara 11-Oct-12 2:34am    
Thanks. :)
Jörgen Andersson 10-Oct-12 15:54pm    
I don't get what you're trying to achieve here, you don't set the returnval anywhere so the function can't return anything.
Banerjee Tanmoy 28-Dec-12 6:30am    
Please elaborate your question.
returnedVal clob := ''; that means return ''

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