Generate external table definitions from SQL*Loader

Thursday Oct 5th 2006 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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External tables in Oracle enable you to query text files with the full power of the SQL language. Here is a quick way to create them using scripts generated by SQL*Loader.

[From Builder.com]

External tables, introduced in Oracle 9i, enable you to map a sequential text file to an Oracle table definition. Once the external table is defined, you can use the full power of the SQL SELECT statement—including parallel querying—to process it.

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