How To Specify The HEXADECIMAL Format For Field Delimiters? (Doc ID 736237.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.2.0.8 to 11.2.0.3 - Release: 9.2 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

How to specify the HEXADECIMAL format for field delimiters?

You can specify the delimiters in HEXADECIMAL format (i.e. X'<hexadecimal string>'). If HEXADECIMAL specification is not used, the delimiter specification is considered to be in the control file's character set (dictated by NLS_LANG). In this case, before searching for the delimiter in input data file, the delimiter is converted into the datafile's character set.

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