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Re: sql*loader datatype question

From: Igor Neyman <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 10:50:28 -0700
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Try to specify 'BADFILE' when using SQL*LOADER, should help you to find bad record.

From FM:

When SQL*Loader executes, it can create a file called a<EM class=Italic> bad file or reject file in which it places records that were rejected because of formatting errors or because they caused Oracle errors. If you have specified that a bad file is to be created, the following applies:

  if one or more records are rejected,
  the bad file is logged.

Igor Neyman, OCP DBAPerceptron, Inc.(734)414-4627<A href=""> 

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  Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:33
  Subject: sql*loader datatype

  I'm hitting a wall here.  I'm trying
  to load data into a large table.  Two of the fields are phone numbers (10   digits).  The database field is defined as number(10).    When I try to load these records, they err   out with an error similar to below.
  Record 858:  Rejected - Error on
  table INV_OWNER.FPSITE, column FPS_AFFIL_LTD_PTS_FPS. <FONT   face="Book Antiqua" size=2>ORA-01722: invalid number   So I change the fields to character, get   the data in and it truly is all 10-digit numbers.  I'm wondering if I'm   missing something in the format.  The doco says that INTEGER EXTERNAL is   to be used for "human readable" numbers, non-binary, when you want to specify   the length.  The length I've chosen is correct.  I can even create a   table with number(10) columns and insert the varchar(10) phone number data   into it! 
  What am I missing?  I really do not
  want to change all my number fields to character.  It would defeat the   purpose. I have a feeling I'm missing some sort of conversion in SQL*Loader   but I don't see it off the top of my head.   Thanks in advance for any
  Koivu wanna-be DBA Hand Holder (that's   what I've been doing this morning with an ex-coworker) and DBA   Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
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