SQLPlus Creates Blank Column in First Position when Spooling to Flat File

(Doc ID 432818.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version: 8.1.7.4 to 10.2.0.2 - Release: 8.1.7 to Oracle10g
Fujitsu BS2000/OSD (S series)
Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD
"Checked for relevance on 30-Jul-2011"

Symptoms

On Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD, SQL*Plus generates blank in the first column for each record when spooling into a flat file and the normal output starts in the 2nd column.

Cause

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