Loading UTF8 fixed length file using SQL Loader 8i
Date: 4 Jan 2005 05:18:23 -0800
[Quoted] [Quoted] Unfortunately, SQL Loader does not make the difference between bytes and characters. i.e. that if two bytes are used to code an accentuated character (like é) SQL loader will consider that two caracters has been read meaning that beginning of next field will be shifted.
[Quoted] INFILE 'XXX.txt'
REPLACE INTO TABLE tmp.MY_TABLE
[Quoted] LASTN POSITION (1:20), -- Last name FIRSN POSITION (21:40), -- First name STATU POSITION (41:41), -- Status BIRDT POSITION (42:49) -- Date of birth)
With this data :
Thévenat Jacques 119460508
[Quoted] I'll get in my DB :
[Quoted] Field 1 : Thévenat Field 2 : Jacques (note the leading space) Field 3 : (blank) Field 4 : 11946050 (wrong date)
[Quoted] This because the "é" is coded like C3 A9 (= 2 bytes) in UTF8.
[Quoted] I know that there is a LENGTH SEMANTICS CHAR option in Oracle 9i but I haven't found anything similar in 8i.
[Quoted] Does anybody know a work around ?
Thanks in advance. Received on Tue Jan 04 2005 - 14:18:23 CET