Export Data as CSV to Cloud Object Storage

Shows the steps to export table data from your Autonomous Database to Cloud Object Storage as CSV data by specifying a query.

This export method supports all the Cloud Object Stores supported by Autonomous Database, and you can use an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resource principal to access your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Store or Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) to access AWS Simple Storage Service (S3).

  1. Connect to your Autonomous Database instance.

    See Connecting to Autonomous Database for more information.

  2. Store your Cloud Object Storage credential using DBMS_CLOUD.CREATE_CREDENTIAL.

    For example:

    BEGIN
      DBMS_CLOUD.CREATE_CREDENTIAL(
        credential_name => 'DEF_CRED_NAME',
        username => 'user1@example.com',
        password => 'password'
      );
    END;
    /

    The values you provide for username and password depend on the Cloud Object Storage service you are using.

    Creating a credential to access Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Store is not required if you enable resource principal credentials. See Use Resource Principal to Access Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Resources for more information.

  3. Run DBMS_CLOUD.EXPORT_DATA and specify the format parameter type with the value csv to export the results as CSV files on Cloud Object Storage.
    To generate the CSV output files there are two options for the file_url_list parameter:
    • Set the file_url_list value to the URL for an existing bucket on your Cloud Object Storage.

    • Set the file_url_list value to the URL for an existing bucket on your Cloud Object Storage and include a file name prefix to use when generating the file names for the exported CSV files.

    If you do not include the file name prefix in the file_url_list, DBMS_CLOUD.EXPORT_DATA supplies a file name prefix. See File Naming with Text Output (CSV, JSON, or XML) for details.

    For example, the following shows DBMS_CLOUD.EXPORT_DATA with a file name prefix specified in file_uri_list:

    BEGIN
      DBMS_CLOUD.EXPORT_DATA(
        credential_name => 'DEF_CRED_NAME',
        file_uri_list   => 'https://objectstorage.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com/n/namespace-string/b/bucketname/o/dept_export',
        query           => 'SELECT * FROM DEPT',
        format          => JSON_OBJECT('type' value 'csv', 'delimiter' value '|', 'compression' value 'gzip'));
    END;
    /

    In this example, namespace-string is the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure object storage namespace and bucketname is the bucket name. See Understanding Object Storage Namespaces for more information.

    For detailed information about the parameters, see EXPORT_DATA Procedure.

    For detailed information about the available format parameters you can use with DBMS_CLOUD.EXPORT_DATA, see DBMS_CLOUD Package Format Options for EXPORT_DATA with Text Files (CSV, JSON, and XML).

Notes for exporting with DBMS_CLOUD.EXPORT_DATA:

  • The query parameter that you supply can be an advanced query, if required, such as a query that includes joins or subqueries.

  • Specify the format parameter with the compression option to compress the output files.

  • When you no longer need the files that you export, use the procedure DBMS_CLOUD.DELETE_OBJECT or use native Cloud Object Storage commands to delete the files.