Comments on: Reduce occurrence of ORA-04068 while upgrading PL/SQL packages by moving global variables to Application Context Friends of Oracle and Java Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:25:44 +0000 hourly 1 By: Arnold Bomans Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:08:15 +0000 Super-bonus: the function which returns the packaged constants (as proposed here) can be called from SQL, PL/SQL in Forms, Reports etcetera where you can not access the packaged constants directly. Beware of writing a function which uses dynamic SQL to retrieve the packaged constants in these circumstances, see the article `wrong use of constant packages’. Thanks to AMIS!