RE: need to trim spaces from sqlplus output

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Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:13:04 -0500
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I like it, should be a lot faster. I wonder what Andrew says.

Even if it is unix, we are still using Sqlplus eh?

Also the login.sql idea could be handy by Howard.

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

-----Original Message-----

From: [] On Behalf Of Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini) Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:06 AM To:
Cc: oracle-l
Subject: RE: need to trim spaces from sqlplus output

Morning all,

try set colsep "" (two double quotes, nothing in between). The default is set colsep " " (one space).

SQL> -- Default - one space.
SQL> select dummy,dummy from dual;

- -

SQL> -- Underscore.
SQL> set colsep _
SQL> /


SQL> -- Nothing, just as nature intended!
SQL> set colsep ""
SQL> /




Norman Dunbar
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Capgemini Database Team (EA)
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