DBA Tips Archive for Oracle
Loading Comma Delimited Data using PL/SQL
by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator
Often times, the DBA will need to load variable length, comma delimited data into Oracle tables. There is an alternative to using SQL*Loader and that is to use PL/SQL.
There are many advantages to using a PL/SQL program to load data like having the flexibility to query data from any table, perform arithmetical statements on the data and having the ability to use any of the built-in Oracle functions on the data.
The following files are provided as examples to loading variable length, comma delimited data into the database.
Comma Delimited Example cr_dept_table.sqlThe following DDL script will create the DEPT table to load the data intodept01.csvExample datafile. The data in the file is comma delimited and contains three fields.cr_load_data_proc.sqlThe code for the "load_data" PL/SQL procedure.
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