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SQL*Loader And NLS (Doc ID 257909.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 7.0.16.0 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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Purpose

This note describes known issues with Sql*Loader and NLS setting and how to solve these.

Scope

This document is useful for database administrators and operators who are using SQL*Loader to load data into the Oracle database.

Most problems with SQL*Loader and date values are due to an incorrect setting of the  NLS session parameters NLS_DATE_FORMAT and NLS_LANG. 

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