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

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 06-Aug-2016***


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


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In this Document
 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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