What Is the Difference between Formal Parameters and Actual Parameters

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What Is the Difference between Formal Parameters and Actual Parameters? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Creating Your Own PL/SQL Procedures and Functions

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Formal parameter and actual parameter are two different terms related parameters used in the procedures and functions:

  • A formal parameter is a term used to refer to a parameter defined in the procedure or function declaration statement.
  • An actual parameter is a term used to refer to a parameter provided by the calling statement to a procedure or a function.

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