Re: NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS = CHAR import is too slow

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Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 19:45:31 -0700 (PDT)
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On Saturday, May 4, 2013 4:38:13 PM UTC-4, wrote:
> I am converting a database from its current character set WE8ISO88591 to AL32UTF8 I am using NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS to CHAR so I do not have to increase column lengths. I follow Oracle instructions: 144808.1 313175.1 Except import which takes way too long. I took a full export of WE8ISO8859p1 Database and now importing it in AL32UTF8. It is always difficult to prove where the slowness is coming from; but I think it has to do something with NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS. On the same server; if new database was in WE8ISO8859P1, a 5 million row table import took 2 hours; but in Al32UTF8 with NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS it is taking 1 day!!! Any idea how to improve the performance of import.
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