A single data file may contain records made up of row objects inherited from the same base row object type. For example, consider the following simple object type and object table definitions, in which a nonfinal base object type is defined along with two object subtypes that inherit their row objects from the base type:
CREATE TYPE person_t AS OBJECT (name VARCHAR2(30), age NUMBER(3)) not final; CREATE TYPE employee_t UNDER person_t (empid NUMBER(5), deptno NUMBER(4), dept VARCHAR2(30)) not final; CREATE TYPE student_t UNDER person_t (stdid NUMBER(5), major VARCHAR2(20)) not final; CREATE TABLE persons OF person_t;
The following input data file contains a mixture of these row objects subtypes. A type ID field distinguishes between the three subtypes.
person_t objects have a
P in the first column,
employee_t objects have an
student_t objects have an
P,James,31, P,Thomas,22, E,Pat,38,93645,1122,Engineering, P,Bill,19, P,Scott,55, S,Judy,45,27316,English, S,Karen,34,80356,History, E,Karen,61,90056,1323,Manufacturing, S,Pat,29,98625,Spanish, S,Cody,22,99743,Math, P,Ted,43, E,Judy,44,87616,1544,Accounting, E,Bob,50,63421,1314,Shipping, S,Bob,32,67420,Psychology, E,Cody,33,25143,1002,Human Resources,
The following control file uses relative positioning based on the
POSITION parameter to load this data. Note the use of the
AS clause with a specific object type name. This informs SQL*Loader that all input row objects for the object table will conform to the definition of the named object type.
INTO TABLE persons REPLACE WHEN typid = 'P' TREAT AS person_t FIELDS TERMINATED BY "," (typid FILLER POSITION(1) CHAR, name CHAR, age CHAR) INTO TABLE persons REPLACE WHEN typid = 'E' TREAT AS employee_t FIELDS TERMINATED BY "," (typid FILLER POSITION(1) CHAR, name CHAR, age CHAR, empid CHAR, deptno CHAR, dept CHAR) INTO TABLE persons REPLACE WHEN typid = 'S' TREAT AS student_t FIELDS TERMINATED BY "," (typid FILLER POSITION(1) CHAR, name CHAR, age CHAR, stdid CHAR, major CHAR)
"Loading Column Objects" for more information about loading object types