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Counting the position of data in fixed format. [message #474333] Sun, 05 September 2010 14:18 Go to next message
muktha_22
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Hi,

How the people in production counts the exact position of the data in fixed format of Sql*loader?
Isn't it critical especially in a critical and having many column to be inserted.

Thanks in advance
Re: Counting the position of data in fixed format. [message #474334 is a reply to message #474333] Sun, 05 September 2010 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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>How the people in production counts the exact position of the data in fixed format of Sql*loader?
Base10 is what most folks use

>Isn't it critical especially in a critical and having many column to be inserted.
Only when you want it to actually load data correctly.
Counting the position of data in fixed format. [message #474336 is a reply to message #474333] Sun, 05 September 2010 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
muktha_22
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Hi,

In production which method the DBA use to counts the exact character position (other than manually counting) of "fixed format data" in Sql loader.

Especially in the case of many column's and having lot of spaces between the column's data?

Thanks in advance
Re: Counting the position of data in fixed format. [message #474337 is a reply to message #474336] Sun, 05 September 2010 15:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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>In production which method the DBA use to counts the exact character position (other than manually counting) of "fixed format data" in Sql loader.
I give up.
How do YOU count some thing, other than by COUNTING them?
COUNTING them is faster than trail & error guessing.
You could always use a fixed sized font (10 pitch) & measure the distance between adjacent columns
Re: Counting the position of data in fixed format. [message #474341 is a reply to message #474337] Sun, 05 September 2010 15:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
muktha_22
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Hi Blackswan,

Thanks a lot
Re: Counting the position of data in fixed format. [message #474343 is a reply to message #474341] Sun, 05 September 2010 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cookiemonster
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Well there is an alternative to counting:
If the person who created the file in the first place made a note of the length of each column, then they could just tell whoever is trying to load it.

There's no clever trick if that's what you're looking for.
Re: Counting the position of data in fixed format. [message #474353 is a reply to message #474343] Sun, 05 September 2010 16:02 Go to previous message
muktha_22
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Alright....
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