SQLLDR using Direct=True with Multiple Physical Records
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:55:34 -0600
I need to move data from a production table to the test table. I would like to use sqlldr with DIRECT=TRUE. The problem I have is there are multiple physical records on the file for one row on the table. To retrieve the data from the production side I execute the following SQL statement: SELECT COL1 || ','|| COL2 || ',' ||, etc. There are many varchar columns on this table; therefore, the number of physical lines can vary. The following are some scenarios I have tried along with the results:
- Added an "*" to the first position and tried using the "continueif this (1) = "*" " clause, but this seems to only work if there are only 2 physical records per row.
- Tried selecting the varchar columns using the rpad function. This allowed a consistent number of physical records. The problem came when trying to run the sqlldr with direct=true utilizing the ltrim function. In this old version of Oracle you cannot use SQL processing. I received the SQL*Loader-417 error.
Do you have any suggestions on how to load this data using sqlldr with direct=true?
This is in Oracle 18.104.22.168.0.