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ATP SQL Loader

Hi All,

Right now I have a load file together with a control file to load via sql loader. Can I use the same file to load in ATP. Is there any alternative for sql loader in the cloud. I do not have a local system to pick up the file from. The file we be on a cloud sftp server.



  • Billy Verreynne
    Billy Verreynne Software Engineer Member Posts: 28,945 Red Diamond
    edited Jun 18, 2021 6:57AM

    If you have network based client-server connectivity to the database, a remote client can sqlload files it has access to, into that database.

    If the files are accessible to the database server, the database can use the external table feature (sqlload from inside the database) to load these files.

    And this is it in a nutshell.

    There are other options like using the database process to load a remote file into a CLOB using UTL_TCP or UTL_HTTP for example. Then parse the CLOB and insert the parsed contents into a table. PL/SQL pipelines are well suited for these types of data transformation processes.