ORA-01036: illegal variable name/number when creating external table
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  1. #1
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    ORA-01036: illegal variable name/number when creating external table

    I get the referenced error when I execute the following script:
    create table dol_sch_c_part2
    (DLN NUMBER(14) ,
    PAGE_ID VARCHAR2(20),
    PAGE_SEQ VARCHAR2(20),
    PAGE_ROW_NUM VARCHAR2(20),
    ROW_NUM VARCHAR2(20),
    IMAGE_FORM_ID VARCHAR2(20),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_NAME VARCHAR2(35),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_EIN VARCHAR2(9),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_POSITION VARCHAR2(25),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_STR_ADDRESS VARCHAR2(35),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_CITY VARCHAR2(20),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_STATE VARCHAR2(2),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_ZIP_CODE VARCHAR2(9),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_PHONE_NUM VARCHAR2(10),
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_TEXT VARCHAR2(250)
    )
    ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL
    ( type oracle_loader
    default directory data_dir
    logfile 'ext_tab.log'
    access parameters
    (
    RECORDS FIXED 510
    FIELDS
    (
    DLN(1:14) char(14),
    PAGE_ID(15:34) char(20) NULLIF PAGE_ID=BLANKS,
    PAGE_SEQ(35:54) char(20) NULLIF PAGE_SEQ=BLANKS,
    PAGE_ROW_NUM(55:74) char(20) NULLIF PAGE_ROW_NUM=BLANKS,
    ROW_NUM(75:94) char(20) NULLIF ROW_NUM=BLANKS,
    IMAGE_FORM_ID(95:114) char(20) NULLIF IMAGE_FORM_ID=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_NAME(115:149) char(35) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_NAME=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_EIN(150:158) char(9) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_EIN=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_POSITION(159:183) char(25) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_POSITION=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_STR_ADDRESS(184:218) char(35) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_STR_ADDRESS=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_CITY(219:238) char(20) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_CITY=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_STATE(239:240) char(2) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_STATE=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_ZIP_CODE(241:249) char(9) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_ZIP_CODE=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_PHONE_NUM(250:259) char(10) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_PHONE_NUM=BLANKS,
    PROVIDER_TERM_01_TEXT(260:509) char(250) NULLIF PROVIDER_TERM_01_TEXT=BLANKS
    )
    )
    location ('f_dol_sch_c_part2.txt')
    )

  2. #2
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    Well I got it!
    I removed the logfile line completely and ran it from sqlplus.
    Apparently SQL Navigator doesn't handle external file creation scripts properly.
    Thanks for your assistance.

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