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How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532545] Wed, 23 November 2011 05:41 Go to next message
skm_inn
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Hi,

I have a requirement to read flat text file(around 15000 lines) residing at a client location from DB server and write into a table in One cell.

I tried UTL_FILE and DBMS_LOB but, i am not able to access client location to read the file as it reads path from Oracle Directory.

eg.
my client path is 198.168.1.1 and my DB server is in unix say 192.168.1.10.
file location is: \\192.168.1.1\share\abc.txt
So I created One Oracle directory as MY_DIR having DIRECTORY_PATH as '\\192.168.1.1\share\'.
But both UTL_FILE and DBMS_LOB is not able to access the file.

Error Message:
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Unable to process CLOB -22288 ~ ORA-22288: file or LOB operation FILEOPEN
failed
No such file or directory

Few Details for reference:
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File Location: \\192.168.1.1\share\abc.txt
Unix DB Server location: 192.168.1.10
Table : Test (filename varchar2(30), Content CLOB)
Oracle Dir: MYDIR
Directory_Path: \\192.168.1.1\share\

Please provide some solution.

Regards,
Sujit
Re: How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532546 is a reply to message #532545] Wed, 23 November 2011 05:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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You cannot do it in PL/SQL.
Oracle server has only access to local files.

Regards
Michel
Re: How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532548 is a reply to message #532546] Wed, 23 November 2011 07:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rajavu1
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Please provide some solution.


FTP/SCPthe file to unix server and you will be able to do what you need.
Re: How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532673 is a reply to message #532548] Wed, 23 November 2011 22:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
skm_inn
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Well....I can't use FTP as FTP or sftp or any third party file transfer utility as ftp is blocked.
Re: How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532674 is a reply to message #532548] Wed, 23 November 2011 22:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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>I have a requirement to read flat text file(around 15000 lines) residing at a client location from DB server and write into a table
post CREATE TABLE statement for table mentioned above

consider using sql*Loader (sqlldr) to load text file into Oracle DB;
if Oracle client software has been loaded onto system at client location
Re: How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532692 is a reply to message #532674] Thu, 24 November 2011 01:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
skm_inn
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if i try with sqlldr..how do i write the script so that say 15000 or more lines can be stored in one cell of a table.
Re: How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532699 is a reply to message #532692] Thu, 24 November 2011 01:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Database Utilities
Part II SQL*Loader

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Michel
Re: How to Access local file residing at client from DB Server [message #532811 is a reply to message #532699] Thu, 24 November 2011 21:41 Go to previous message
BlackSwan
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>if i try with sqlldr..how do i write the script so that say 15000 or more lines can be stored in one cell of a table.
I did not know that tables had cells.
To what exactly do you refer?
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