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What Is the Implicit Cursor in Oracle
What Is the Implicit Cursor in Oracle? There is only one implicitly cursor in a session. The implicit cursor is the cursor automatically defined by PL/SQL for you. Whenever a SQL statement is executed, this cursor will be assigned to represent the execution of this statement. This implicit cursor is...
2018-02-01, 486👍, 0💬

Types of Cursors Supported in PL/SQL in Oracle
How Many Types of Cursors Supported in PL/SQL in Oracle? PL/SQL supports two types of cursors: The implicit cursor - A single default cursor that automatically connects to the last DML statement executed. Explicit cursors - User defined cursors with specific DML statements and execution statuses.   ...
2018-02-01, 436👍, 0💬

Creating Oracle PL/SQL Procedures and Functions
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Creating Oracle PL/SQL Procedures and Functions? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Creating Oracle PL/SQL Procedures and Functions. It can also be used as learning tutorials on c...
2018-01-27, 529👍, 0💬

Define Anonymous Procedures with Variables in Oracle
How To Define an Anonymous Procedure with Variables in Oracle? Anonymous procedure is a procedure without any name. If you have some variables to declare, you can define an anonymous procedure by using the DECLARE keyword in SQL*Plus as shown in the following tutorial script: SQL&gt; set servero...
2018-01-27, 469👍, 0💬

What Is a Function in Oracle
What Is a Function in Oracle? A function is a named program unit. It consists of three parts: Declaration Part - Defining the function name, calling parameters, return value type, local variables and local procedures. Declaration part is required. Execution Part - Defining execution logic with execu...
2018-01-27, 423👍, 0💬

What Is a Procedure in Oracle
What Is a Procedure in Oracle? A procedure is a named program unit. It consists of three parts: Declaration Part - Defining the procedure name, calling parameters, local variables and local procedures. Declaration part is required. Execution Part - Defining execution logic with executable statements...
2018-01-27, 410👍, 0💬

Define Anonymous Procedures without Variables in Oracle
How To Define an Anonymous Procedure without Variables in Oracle? Anonymous procedure is a procedure without any name. If you don't have any variables to declare, you can define an anonymous procedure by using the BEGIN keyword directly in SQL*Plus as shown in the following tutorial script: SQL&...
2018-01-27, 402👍, 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, 557👍, 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, 486👍, 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, 477👍, 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, 442👍, 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, 440👍, 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, 1125👍, 1💬

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

What Is a Directory Object in Oracle
What Is a Directory Object in Oracle? A directory object is a logical alias for a physical directory path name on the operating system. Directory objects can be created, dropped, and granted access permissions to different users. The following tutorial exercise shows you some good examples: &gt;...
2016-10-15, 479👍, 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, 477👍, 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, 474👍, 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: &gt;cd \oraclexe\app\oracle\product\1 0.2.0\serve...
2016-10-15, 1209👍, 0💬

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, 845👍, 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, 616👍, 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: &gt;expdp SYSTEM/fyicenter FULL=y ESTIMATE_ONLY=y Starting "SYSTEM"."SYS_EXPORT_FULL_01": SYSTEM/**** FUL...
2016-10-15, 514👍, 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, 499👍, 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, 494👍, 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, 486👍, 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, 481👍, 0💬

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