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    how to handle comma (,) in external tables

    Hi All

    Currently we are using external tables. The code is like this

    create table external_table
    (EMPNO NUMBER(4) ,
    ENAME VARCHAR2(10),
    JOB VARCHAR2(9),
    MGR NUMBER(4),
    HIREDATE DATE,
    SAL NUMBER(7, 2),
    COMM NUMBER(7, 2),
    DEPTNO NUMBER(2)
    )
    ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL
    ( type oracle_loader
    default directory data_dir
    access parameters
    ( fields terminated by ',' )
    location ('emp.dat')
    )

    So this will take a comma as a field terminator. But in some rare cases i am also getting teh data with commas causing the initial load to fail.

    How do i take care of such a scenario

    bye

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    no double-quotes wrapping the text? You need to get a new source file.
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