5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 5:24 AM by odie_63 RSS

    External table with Russian characters

    973929
      Hello,

      I have to insert data from a file containing Russian characters, with UTF8 encoding.

      I use an external table, but the position of the different fields is not respected, there is a gap.

      My external table :

      COLUMN le_user FORMAT A12 NEW_V v_user noprint;
      select user le_user from dual;

      Drop Table EXT_RELAIS_SPSR;

      Create table EXT_RELAIS_SPSR (
      Relay_Point_Id Varchar2(8),
      Language_Id Varchar2(2),
      Relay_Name Varchar2(35),
      Street_Name_Comp1 Varchar2(35),
      Street_Name Varchar2(35),
      Street_Number Varchar2(8),
      City_Name Varchar2(35),
      Province Varchar2(35),
      Guidance_Informations Varchar2(64),
      Street_Name_Comp2 Varchar2(35),
      Post_Code Varchar2(9),
      Relay_Country Varchar2(2),
      City_National_Id Varchar2(9),
      Relay_Language Varchar2(2),
      Is_Fast_Delivery_Capable Varchar2(1),
      Activity_Begin_Date Varchar2(8),
      Activity_End_Date Varchar2(8),
      Closing_Last_Delivery_Date Varchar2(8),
      Closing_First_Delivery_Date Varchar2(8),
      Is_Parcel_Capacity_Overflow Varchar2(1),
      Opening_Am_Hour_1 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_1 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_1 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_1 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_2 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_2 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_2 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_2 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_3 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_3 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_3 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_3 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_4 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_4 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_4 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_4 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_5 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_5 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_5 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_5 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_6 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_6 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_6 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_6 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_7 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_7 Varchar2(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_7 Varchar2(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_7 Varchar2(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_1 Varchar2(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_2 Varchar2(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_3 Varchar2(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_4 Varchar2(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_5 Varchar2(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_6 Varchar2(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_7 Varchar2(4)
      )
      Organization External (
      Type Oracle_Loader
      Default directory TMP_DIR_&v_user
      ACCESS Parameters(
      Records Delimited by newline
      CHARACTERSET 'UTF8'
      skip 1
      Badfile TMP_DIR_&v_user:'EXT_RELAIS_SPSR.bad'
      logfile TMP_DIR_&v_user:'EXT_RELAIS_SPSR.log'
      fields (
      Relay_Point_Id Position(2:9) Char(8),
      Language_Id Position(10:11) Char(2),
      Relay_Name Position(12:46) Char(35),
      Street_Name_Comp1 Position(47:81) Char(35),
      Street_Name Position(82:116) Char(35),
      Street_Number Position(117:124) Char(8),
      Guidance_Informations Position(125:159) Char(35),
      City_Name Position(160:194) Char(35),
      Province Position(195:229) Char(35),
      Street_Name_Comp2 Position(331:365) Char(35),
      Post_Code Position(578:586) Char(9),
      Relay_Country Position(587:588) Char(2),
      City_National_Id Position(589:597) Char(9),
      Relay_Language Position(598:599) Char(2),
      Is_Fast_Delivery_Capable Position(804:804) Char(1),
      Activity_Begin_Date Position(821:828) Char(8),
      Activity_End_Date Position(829:836) Char(8),
      Closing_Last_Delivery_Date Position(837:844) Char(8),
      Closing_First_Delivery_Date Position(845:852) Char(8),
      Is_Parcel_Capacity_Overflow Position(901:901) Char(1),
      Opening_Am_Hour_1 Position(664:667) Char(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_1 Position(668:671) Char(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_1 Position(672:675) Char(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_1 Position(676:679) Char(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_2 Position(680:683) Char(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_2 Position(684:687) Char(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_2 Position(688:691) Char(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_2 Position(692:695) Char(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_3 Position(696:699) Char(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_3 Position(700:703) Char(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_3 Position(704:707) Char(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_3 Position(708:711) Char(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_4 Position(712:715) Char(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_4 Position(716:719) Char(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_4 Position(720:723) Char(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_4 Position(724:727) Char(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_5 Position(728:731) Char(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_5 Position(732:735) Char(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_5 Position(736:739) Char(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_5 Position(740:743) Char(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_6 Position(744:747) Char(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_6 Position(748:751) Char(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_6 Position(752:755) Char(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_6 Position(756:759) Char(4),
      Opening_Am_Hour_7 Position(760:763) Char(4),
      Closing_Am_Hour_7 Position(764:767) Char(4),
      Opening_Pm_Hour_7 Position(768:771) Char(4),
      Closing_Pm_Hour_7 Position(772:775) Char(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_1 Position(776:779) Char(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_2 Position(780:783) Char(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_3 Position(784:787) Char(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_4 Position(788:791) Char(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_5 Position(792:795) Char(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_6 Position(796:799) Char(4),
      Delivering_From_Hour_7 Position(800:803) Char(4)
      )
      )
      Location ('PICKPOINT_RELAIS.LST')
      )
      reject limit unlimited;



      One line in the file :

      D7701-001RUПостамат: ТЦ Домодедовский 1 эт Ореховый б. 14 корп.3 Москва метро Домодедовская метро Орехово метро Красногвардейская 115582 RU RUVISA, MASTER, CASH 1000 00001000 00001000 00001000 00001000 00001000 00001000 0000 N20101228 20101229 N 55,610168037,7184250



      Oracle does not respect the position, there is a gap.
      Probably because the characters are coded on 2 bytes.

      I've tried to set the variable NLS_LANG before running the script:
      export NLS_LANG=American_America.UTF8

      It still does not work.

      Thank you for your help!
        • 1. Re: External table with Russian characters
          973929
          I forgot to mention my version of oracle:

          Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.3.0

          And i am under unix.
          • 4. Re: External table with Russian characters
            973929
            I specify that we tried with an Oracle db on Windows, the problem is the same as Unix.
            • 5. Re: External table with Russian characters
              odie_63
              Hi,

              Your file sample is not usable. I'm not sure if the correct number of whitespaces has been kept while posting here.
              When posting code or anything you want its format preserved, use {code} tags to enclose it.

              You may need to add this clause : STRING SIZES ARE IN CHARACTERS
              And make sure the VARCHAR2 columns are defined with CHAR semantics :
              ALTER SESSION SET NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS = CHAR;
              
              Create table EXT_RELAIS_SPSR (
                  Relay_Point_Id                Varchar2(8),
                  Language_Id                   Varchar2(2),
                  Relay_Name                    Varchar2(35),
                  Street_Name_Comp1             Varchar2(35),
                  Street_Name                   Varchar2(35),
                  Street_Number                 Varchar2(8),
                  City_Name                     Varchar2(35),
                  Province                      Varchar2(35),
                  Guidance_Informations         Varchar2(64),
                  Street_Name_Comp2             Varchar2(35),
                  Post_Code                     Varchar2(9),
                  Relay_Country                 Varchar2(2),
                  City_National_Id              Varchar2(9),
                  Relay_Language                Varchar2(2),
                  Is_Fast_Delivery_Capable      Varchar2(1),
                  Activity_Begin_Date           Varchar2(8),
                  Activity_End_Date             Varchar2(8),
                  Closing_Last_Delivery_Date    Varchar2(8),
                  Closing_First_Delivery_Date   Varchar2(8),
                  Is_Parcel_Capacity_Overflow   Varchar2(1),
                  Opening_Am_Hour_1       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Am_Hour_1       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Pm_Hour_1       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Pm_Hour_1       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Am_Hour_2       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Am_Hour_2       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Pm_Hour_2       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Pm_Hour_2       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Am_Hour_3       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Am_Hour_3       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Pm_Hour_3       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Pm_Hour_3       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Am_Hour_4       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Am_Hour_4       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Pm_Hour_4       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Pm_Hour_4       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Am_Hour_5       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Am_Hour_5       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Pm_Hour_5       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Pm_Hour_5       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Am_Hour_6       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Am_Hour_6       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Pm_Hour_6       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Pm_Hour_6       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Am_Hour_7       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Am_Hour_7       Varchar2(4),
                  Opening_Pm_Hour_7       Varchar2(4),
                  Closing_Pm_Hour_7       Varchar2(4),
                  Delivering_From_Hour_1  Varchar2(4),
                  Delivering_From_Hour_2  Varchar2(4),
                  Delivering_From_Hour_3  Varchar2(4),
                  Delivering_From_Hour_4  Varchar2(4),
                  Delivering_From_Hour_5  Varchar2(4),
                  Delivering_From_Hour_6  Varchar2(4),
                  Delivering_From_Hour_7  Varchar2(4)
              )
              Organization External (
                  Type Oracle_Loader
                  Default directory TEST_DIR
                  ACCESS Parameters(
                          Records Delimited by newline
                          CHARACTERSET 'UTF8'
                          STRING SIZES ARE IN CHARACTERS
                          Badfile TEST_DIR:'EXT_RELAIS_SPSR.bad'
                          logfile TEST_DIR:'EXT_RELAIS_SPSR.log'
                          fields (
                                  Relay_Point_Id              Position(2:9)       Char(8),
                                  Language_Id                 Position(10:11)     Char(2),
                                  Relay_Name                  Position(12:46)     Char(35),
                                  Street_Name_Comp1           Position(47:81)     Char(35),
                                  Street_Name                 Position(82:116)    Char(35),
                                  Street_Number               Position(117:124)   Char(8),
                                  Guidance_Informations       Position(125:159)   Char(35),
                                  City_Name                   Position(160:194)   Char(35),
                                  Province                    Position(195:229)   Char(35),
                                  Street_Name_Comp2           Position(331:365)   Char(35),
                                  Post_Code                   Position(578:586)   Char(9),
                                  Relay_Country               Position(587:588)   Char(2),
                                  City_National_Id            Position(589:597)   Char(9),
                                  Relay_Language              Position(598:599)   Char(2),
                                  Is_Fast_Delivery_Capable    Position(804:804)   Char(1),
                                  Activity_Begin_Date         Position(821:828)   Char(8),
                                  Activity_End_Date           Position(829:836)   Char(8),
                                  Closing_Last_Delivery_Date  Position(837:844)   Char(8),
                                  Closing_First_Delivery_Date Position(845:852)   Char(8),
                                  Is_Parcel_Capacity_Overflow Position(901:901)   Char(1),
                                  Opening_Am_Hour_1           Position(664:667)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Am_Hour_1           Position(668:671)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Pm_Hour_1           Position(672:675)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Pm_Hour_1           Position(676:679)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Am_Hour_2           Position(680:683)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Am_Hour_2           Position(684:687)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Pm_Hour_2           Position(688:691)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Pm_Hour_2           Position(692:695)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Am_Hour_3           Position(696:699)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Am_Hour_3           Position(700:703)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Pm_Hour_3           Position(704:707)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Pm_Hour_3           Position(708:711)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Am_Hour_4           Position(712:715)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Am_Hour_4           Position(716:719)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Pm_Hour_4           Position(720:723)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Pm_Hour_4           Position(724:727)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Am_Hour_5           Position(728:731)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Am_Hour_5           Position(732:735)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Pm_Hour_5           Position(736:739)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Pm_Hour_5           Position(740:743)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Am_Hour_6           Position(744:747)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Am_Hour_6           Position(748:751)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Pm_Hour_6           Position(752:755)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Pm_Hour_6           Position(756:759)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Am_Hour_7           Position(760:763)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Am_Hour_7           Position(764:767)   Char(4),
                                  Opening_Pm_Hour_7           Position(768:771)   Char(4),
                                  Closing_Pm_Hour_7           Position(772:775)   Char(4),
                                  Delivering_From_Hour_1      Position(776:779)   Char(4),
                                  Delivering_From_Hour_2      Position(780:783)   Char(4),
                                  Delivering_From_Hour_3      Position(784:787)   Char(4),
                                  Delivering_From_Hour_4      Position(788:791)   Char(4),
                                  Delivering_From_Hour_5      Position(792:795)   Char(4),
                                  Delivering_From_Hour_6      Position(796:799)   Char(4),
                                  Delivering_From_Hour_7      Position(800:803)   Char(4)
                                 )
                  )
                  Location ('PICKPOINT_RELAIS.LST')
              )
              reject limit unlimited;