How to Create Flat File With One Column Heading But No Underline (Doc ID 2259173.1)

Last updated on APRIL 25, 2017

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

A user wants to spool data into a .csv file from SQL*Plus, but the output is not as desired. 

The spooled output must meet the following criteria:

1. The query selects all columns, but not have them concatenated with pipe signs. That is, need to have query "select * from mytable", and not "select col1 ||','||col2||','||col3 from mytable".

2. Have each column data separated by a delimiter (for example, a comma). 

3. Include one row of column headings at the top of spooled flat file.

4. Remove dashed underline shown under the column heading.
 

Solution

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