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Oracle9i SQL*Loader New Feature: the EXTERNAL_TABLE Command-Line Parameter (Doc ID 210510.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This bulletin explains the usage of the EXTERNAL_TABLE command-line parameter of SQL*Loader to be used for loading data via external tables feature.


This bulletin describes the usage of external tables with SQL*Loader by also providing guidelines for when and why to use external tables feature with the utility. It does not cover loading into external tables which is not possible with Oracle 9i.


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