RE: Alternatives to using utl_file

From: Booth.Steve <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 07:37:17 -0600
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As Jörg Jost states Directories and ETL is a good way to go for Reading Files. Writing files, I'm afraid you're pretty well confined to using UTL_FILE. Using ETL to Write files was less than satisfactory for us. Oracle used a proprietary file format so we couldn't just format the flat file to look the way you wanted (at least I didn't). I understand why Oracle did it that way, but it essentially made writing the data restricted to UTL_FILE. Your milage may vary.

From: [] On Behalf Of John Dunn Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 06:25
Subject: Alternatives to using utl_file

Apart from re-writing pl/sql to java, what are the alternatives to utl_file that I can use in PL/SQL to read and write files?  

Oracle version is 10.2      

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