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How to Pass the Input File with Variable Names to SQL*Loader Dynamically (Doc ID 191043.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Personal Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
Generic UNIX
Generic Windows


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SQL*Loader cannot handle variable input file names. This can be needed for periodic loads to Oracle database with file names changing each time.
This article shows four workarounds to use variable input file names with SQL*Loader.

This article is helpful for SQL*Loader users need to load from input files with variable names.


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