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SQL*Loader - Incorrect Behaviour In Direct Path When Loading BINARY_DOUBLE Or BINARY_FLOAT (Doc ID 1315200.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You loaded data using SQL*Loader (started on client with different byte order than the server, little/big endian) in direct path mode into a column with datatype BINARY_DOUBLE. The process does not raise any error but the values are not correct.

The next test demonstrates this:


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