Error When Using External Tables Loading Special Characters. Eg "É" In "MÉXico" (Doc ID 742653.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.3
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Using external table to load data into the database.
Recieve the following error at the time of create :

KUP-04021: field formatting error for field REC_ID
KUP-04023: field start is after end of record
KUP-04101: record 2 rejected in file /script_output/ENTL/GregMaster.txt

Data file to be loaded has special characters like "É" In "MÉXico"

Cause

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