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Primary Note: Overview of External Tables (Doc ID 1502733.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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Purpose

 This note will discuss what External Tables are and how to manage those tables within the Oracle Database.

Scope

 

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 About External Tables
 External Table Restrictions
 Creating External Tables
 Altering External Tables
 
Preprocessing External Tables
 Dropping External Tables
 System and Object Privileges for External Tables
  Configuring Storage for External Tables
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