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What Is the Quickest Way to Export a Table to a Flat File?

The quickest way to export a table to a flat file is probably to use the SQL*Plus SPOOL command. It allows you to record SELECT query result to a text file on the operating system. The following tutorial exercise shows you how control the output format, start the spooler, and dump all record from a table to a flat text file:

>mkdir \oraclexe\test
>sqlplus /nolog

SQL> connect HR/fyicenter

SQL> SET HEADING OFF;
SQL> SET FEEDBACK OFF;
SQL> SET LINESIZE 1000;
SQL> SPOOL \oraclexe\test\employees.txt;
SQL> SELECT * FROM EMPLOYEES;
......
SQL> SPOOL OFF;

You should get all records in employees.txt with fixed length fields.

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  1. What Is the Simplest Tool to Run Commands on Oracle Servers?
  2. What Is the Quickest Way to Export a Table to a Flat File?
  3. How To Export Data with a Field Delimiter?
  4. What Is SQL*Loader?
  5. What Is a SQL*Loader Control File?
  6. How To Load Data with SQL*Loader?
  7. What Is an External Table?
  8. How To Load Data through External Tables?
  9. What Are the Restrictions on External Table Columns?
  10. What Is a Directory Object?
  11. How To Define an External Table in a Text File?
  12. How To Run Queries on External Tables?
  13. How To Load Data from External Tables to Regular Tables?
  14. What Is the Data Pump Export Utility?
  15. What Is the Data Pump Import Utility?
  16. How To Invoke the Data Pump Export Utility?
  17. How To Invoke the Data Pump Import Utility?
  18. What Are Data Pump Export and Import Modes?
  19. How To Estimate Disk Space Needed for an Export Job?
  20. How To Do a Full Database Export?
  21. Where Is the Export Dump File Located?
  22. How To Export Your Own Schema?
  23. How To Export Several Tables Together?
  24. What Happens If the Imported Table Already Exists?
  25. How To Import One Table Back from a Dump File?
  26. What Are the Original Export and Import Utilities?
  27. How To Invoke Original Export/Import Utilities?

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