Re: Loading UTF8 fixed length file using SQL Loader 8i
Date: 4 Jan 2005 10:35:59 -0800
[Quoted] Nicolas Mayoraz (nm01_at_dkweb.ch) wrote:
: Hi all,
: I'm trying to load an UTF8 file with fixed length record using SQL
: Loader for Oracle 8i.
But utf-8 isn't fixed length.
: 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.
: LOAD DATA
: CHARACTERSET UTF8
: INFILE 'XXX.txt'
: INTO TABLE tmp.MY_TABLE
: 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
: Field 1 : Thévenat
: Field 2 : Jacques (note the leading space)
: Field 3 : (blank)
: Field 4 : 11946050 (wrong date)
As a said, not fixed length data.
: I know that there is a LENGTH SEMANTICS CHAR option in Oracle 9i but
: I haven't found anything similar in 8i.
[Quoted] One possibility...
Make the fields in the load file long enough to contain the maximum length [Quoted] of utf-8 data for that field, and then pad the bytes of each field to be [Quoted] that length when you create the load file, and then trim off the padding [Quoted] as the field is inserted into the table.
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