FIXED clause is used to identify the records as all having a fixed size of length bytes. The size specified for
FIXED records must include any record termination characters, such as newlines. Compared to other record types, fixed-length fields in fixed-length records are the easiest field and record formats for the access driver to process.
The following is an example of using
FIXED records. It assumes there is a 1-byte newline character at the end of each record in the data file. It 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 (RECORDS FIXED 20 FIELDS (first_name CHAR(7), last_name CHAR(8), year_of_birth CHAR(4))) LOCATION ('info.dat')); Alvin Tolliver1976 KennethBaer 1963 Mary Dube 1973