Oracle Database 23c FREE – Developer Release 

Oracle have (at the regional Oracle CloudWorld event in Singapore) just announced Oracle Database 23c Free Developer Release. If you are familiar with Oracle Database, you will know all about Oracle Database XE. This announcement is effectively a replacement of what would have been Oracle XE 23, built and made available with developers in mind. Ultimately, this new offering gives developers "early access" to build new applications, enhance or upgrade existing applications using all of the new features that 23c offers.


Like many in the Oracle community, I occasionally find myself looking through forums and helping out where I can. I consistently see some basic questions cropping up in forums like StackOverflow, often the same question over and over again - one of which is regarding the "SELECT INTO" statement. I have found myself writing responses to questions about SELECT INTO statements many times and so I figured that I would write up an explanation of how to properly use this and then I can reference this post's URL in response to questions on this topic! Side note: It's been quite some time that I used PL/SQL and really enjoyed spinning up an oracle database in my free tier account and writing this post - perhaps expect a few more similar style posts alongside my usual content (maybe more commonly asked forum topics)