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How to avoid the Quotation marks in the resultant text file of a Query Export? (Doc ID 1306399.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 25, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.0 to 4.0
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
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When a user tries to export a Query to a text file, the output in the resultant file contains Quotation against values of each columns.

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For example let us consider this example. This example is output of a simple Query. What should look like in the resultant .txt file as


looks like the following in .txt output file

"7782" "CLARK" "MANAGER"

How does one get rid of the quotations?


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