The following is an example of an external table that uses optional enclosure delimiters. Note that
LRTRIM is used to trim leading and trailing blanks from fields. The example is followed by a sample of the data file that can be used to load it.
CREATE TABLE emp_load (first_name CHAR(15), last_name CHAR(20), year_of_birth CHAR(4)) ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL (TYPE ORACLE_LOADER DEFAULT DIRECTORY ext_tab_dir ACCESS PARAMETERS (FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY '(' and ')' LRTRIM) LOCATION ('info.dat')); Alvin , Tolliver , 1976 (Kenneth), (Baer), (1963) ( Mary ), Dube , (1973)