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SPOOL Command Usage and Related Issues in SQL*Plus (Doc ID 198268.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2019

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 8.1.7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This article explains :-
- Known issues with SPOOL command and
- Some of the common SET commands used with SPOOL command

Scope

This article is intended for SQL*Plus users.

SPOOL command in itself is a simple command. The issues are usually due to
the incorrect SQL*Plus environment setting (like linesize, heading, echo etc).

Following are some of the commands that have an impact of the output from spool.
More information can be found in SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference documentation.

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