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Windows Applications Connect to Oracle Servers in Oracle
How Can Windows Applications Connect to Oracle Servers in Oracle? A Windows application can connect to an Oracle server directly, if it knows how to use the Oracle TNS technology. A Windows application can connect to an Oracle server indirectly through Windows ODBC manager, because it offers ODBC dr...
2016-10-15, 373👍, 0💬

Error: Imported Table Already Exists in Oracle
What Happens If the Imported Table Already Exists in Oracle? If the import process tries to import a table that already exists, the Data Pump Import utility will return an error and skip this table. The following exercise shows you a good example: >cd \oraclexe\app\oracle\product\1 0.2.0\server\BI...
2016-10-15, 371👍, 0💬

Define External Table in a Text File in Oracle
How To Define an External Table in a Text File in Oracle? You can use the CREATE TABLE statement to create external tables. But you need to use ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL clause to specify the external file location and the data access driver. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to define an extern...
2016-10-19, 358👍, 1💬

💬 2016-10-19 Randy: Great example, Thanks!

Import One Table back from a Dump File in Oracle
How To Import One Table Back from a Dump File in Oracle? If you only want to import one table back to the database, you can use a dump file that was created by full export, schema export or a table export. The following tutorial exercise shows you how to import the "fyi_links" table from a dump file...
2016-10-15, 304👍, 0💬

Load Data through External Tables in Oracle
How To Load Data through External Tables in Oracle? If you have data stored in external files, you can load it to database through an external table by the steps below: Create an external table with columns matching data fields in the external file. Create a regular table with the same columns. Run ...
2016-11-27, 256👍, 0💬

Load Data with SQL*Loader in Oracle
How To Load Data with SQL*Loader in Oracle? Let's say you have a table defined as: CREATE TABLE student (id NUMBER(5) PRIMARY KEY, first_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, last_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, birth_date DATE NOT NULL, social_number VARCHAR(80) UNIQUE NOT NULL); There is an input data file stored...
2016-11-27, 225👍, 0💬

Where Is the Export Dump File Located in Oracle
Where Is the Export Dump File Located in Oracle? If you are not specifying the dump directory and file name, the dump file will be stored in the default dump directory with the default file name. The tutorial exercise below tells you find what is your default dump directory and locate the dump file....
2016-10-15, 224👍, 0💬

What Is a SQL*Loader Control File in Oracle
What Is a SQL*Loader Control File in Oracle? A SQL*Loader control file a text that defines how data files should be loaded into the database. It allows you to specify: Where is the input data file. The format of the input date file. The target table where the data should be loaded. How input data fi...
2016-11-27, 216👍, 0💬

What Is an External Table in Oracle
What Is an External Table in Oracle? An external table is a table defined in the database with data stored outside the database. Data of an external table is stored in files on the operating systems. Accessing data of external tables are done through data access drivers. Currently, Oracle supports t...
2016-11-27, 212👍, 0💬

Restrictions on External Table Columns in Oracle
What Are the Restrictions on External Table Columns in Oracle? When creating external table columns, you need to watch out some restrictions: "PRIMARY KEY" is not allowed. "NOT NULL" is not allowed. "DEFAULT value" is not allowed.   ⇒Loading and Exporting Data in Oracle ⇒⇒Oracle Database Tutorials
2016-11-27, 197👍, 0💬

Disk Space Needed for an Export Job in Oracle
How To Estimate Disk Space Needed for an Export Job in Oracle? If you just want to know how much disk space for the dump without actually exporting any data, you can use the ESTIMATE_ONLY=y parameter on the expdp command. The following tutorial exercise shows you how a system user wants to see the d...
2016-10-15, 192👍, 0💬

Data Pump Export Utility in Oracle
What Is the Data Pump Export Utility in Oracle? Oracle Data Pump Export utility is a standalone programs that allows you to export data objects from Oracle database to operating system files called dump file set, which can be imported back to Oracle database only by Oracle Data Pump Import utility. ...
2016-10-15, 186👍, 0💬

Run Queries on External Tables in Oracle
How To Run Queries on External Tables in Oracle? If you have an external table defined as a text file with the ORACLE_LOADER driver, you can add data to the text file, and query the text file through the external table. By default, data fields in the text file should be terminated by ','. The tutori...
2016-10-15, 185👍, 0💬

Export Your Own Schema in Oracle
How To Export Your Own Schema in Oracle? If you have a non-system user account and you want to export all data objects in the schema associated with your account, you can use the "expdp" command with the SCHEMAS parameter. Running "expdp" command with a non-system user account requires a directory o...
2016-10-15, 184👍, 0💬

Perform a Full Database Export in Oracle
How To Do a Full Database Export in Oracle? If you are ready to do a full database export, you can use the FULL=y parameter on the expdp command, as shown in the following tutorial exercise: >expdp SYSTEM/fyicenter FULL=y ESTIMATE_ONLY=y Starting "SYSTEM"."SYS_EXPORT_FULL_01": SYSTEM/**** FULL=y ...
2016-10-15, 179👍, 0💬

Data Pump Import Utility in Oracle
What Is the Data Pump Import Utility in Oracle? Oracle Data Pump Import utility is a standalone programs that allows you to import data objects from an Oracle dump file set into Oracle database. Oracle dump file set is written in a proprietary binary format by the Data Pump Export utility. Import ca...
2016-10-15, 179👍, 0💬

Invoke Original Export/Import Utiities in Oracle
How To Invoke Original Export/Import Utilities in Oracle? If you really want to run the original export import utilities, you can still go to "bin" directory of the Oracle server path and run the "exp" or "imp" command. The tutorial exercise below tells you how to run the export and import utilities...
2016-10-15, 178👍, 0💬

Original Export/Import Utilities in Oracle
What Are the Original Export and Import Utilities in Oracle? Oracle original Export and Import utilities are standalone programs that provide you a simple way for you to transfer data objects between Oracle databases, even if they reside on platforms with different hardware and software configuratio...
2016-10-15, 178👍, 0💬

ODBC Drivers and DSN Configuration for Oracle
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on ODBC Drivers, DSN Configuration and ASP Connection for Oracle? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team ODBC Drivers, DSN Configuration and ASP Connection for Oracle. Clear answers are pro...
2016-10-15, 177👍, 0💬

Invoke the Data Pump Export Utility in Oracle
How To Invoke the Data Pump Export Utility in Oracle? The Data Pump Export utility is distributed as executable file called "expdp.exe". To invoke this utility, you should go to the "bin" directory of your Oracle server installation and run the "expdp" command. Here is tutorial exercise on how to in...
2016-10-15, 177👍, 0💬

Invoke the Data Pump Import Utility in Oracle
How To Invoke the Data Pump Import Utility in Oracle? The Data Pump Import utility is distributed as executable file called "impdp.exe". To invoke this utility, you should go to the "bin" directory of your Oracle server installation and run the "impdp" command. Here is tutorial exercise on how to in...
2016-10-15, 176👍, 0💬

Load Data from External Tables in Oracle
How To Load Data from External Tables to Regular Tables in Oracle? Once you have your data entered in a text file, and an external table defined to this text file, you can easily load data from this text file to a regular table. The following tutorial exercise shows you how to load data from the tex...
2016-10-15, 170👍, 0💬

Install Oracle ODBC Drivers in Oracle
How To Install Oracle ODBC Drivers in Oracle? Oracle offers different ODBC drivers for different versions of Oracle servers. When you install an Oracle server or a client tools on your Windows system, the appropriate ODBC driver will be installed for you automatically. If you want to install a speci...
2016-10-15, 170👍, 0💬

Export Several Tables Together in Oracle
How To Export Several Tables Together in Oracle? If you don't want to export the entire schema and only want to export several tables only, you can use the "expdp" command with the "TABLES" parameter as shown in the following tutorial exercise: >cd \oraclexe\app\oracle\product\1 0.2.0\server\BIN&...
2016-10-15, 167👍, 0💬

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