Primary Note: Overview of External Tables
(Doc ID 1502733.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2023
Applies to: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
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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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|