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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Unanswered: Loading .dat file into sql developer

    what is the convenient way to load a .dat file into a table thru SQL developer? please help.
    I dont have sql loader.

    If I open the .dat file in excel and convert into .csv file and try importing the file, it would take atleast one hour to map the columns to the cols of data as the table holds 500 columns. Is there any other way? please suggest.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    Where the Surf Meets the Turf @Del Mar, CA
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    >Is there any other way?

    >the table holds 500 columns.
    It appears the data is not normalized

    >If I open the .dat file in excel
    Oracle is not able to open & utilize a "pure" Excel file
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    West Palm Beach, FL

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    . . . it would take at least one hour to map the columns . . .
    Better start mapping those columns right now.
    If the .dat file does not contain a header with the column names you will have to do the mapping anyway -- no matter what method you use to load the data. In fact how will you create the target table if you do not know the contents of that file?

    I dont have sql loader.
    Yes you do, it should come with the Oracle client (if not, then install Oracle client).
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