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RE: Using functions in sqlldr cripples performance

From: Mercadante, Thomas F \(LABOR\) <>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 10:54:02 -0500
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Along with what others have said, have you considered using a post-process PL/SQL routine to clean the data once it is loaded into your table? Either you pay the price up front of cleaning the data while you load it, or pay the price by using an external table & cleaning the data as you process it, or load it as you are and run a sql script after the fact.  

No matter what option you choose, there is a set amount of work that needs to be done to load the data. And you get to pick and test all three options and see which one works best for you.  

Hope this helps.


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[] On Behalf Of John Dunn Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:09 AM
To: oracle-l
Subject: Using functions in sqlldr cripples performance  

I have a Oracle 9 direct load sqlldr routine which provides adequate performance but have now had a request to delete some characters from the data during the load and set some fields to upper case.

However tests show that using UPPER or TRANSLATE in the sqlldr control file has huge negative impact on performance of the load.  

Anyone got a solution to this ?      

John Dunn

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