Part II SQL*Loader

Following are topics about the SQL*Loader utility.

SQL*Loader Concepts

Describes SQL*Loader and its features, as well as data loading concepts (including object support). It discusses input to SQL*Loader, database preparation, and output from SQL*Loader.

SQL*Loader Command-Line Reference

Describes the command-line syntax used by SQL*Loader. It discusses command-line arguments, suppressing SQL*Loader messages, sizing the bind array, and more.

SQL*Loader Control File Reference

Describes the control file syntax you use to configure SQL*Loader and to describe to SQL*Loader how to map your data to Oracle format. It provides detailed syntax diagrams and information about specifying data files, tables and columns, the location of data, the type and format of data to be loaded, and more.

SQL*Loader Field List Reference

Describes the field list section of a SQL*Loader control file. The field list provides information about fields being loaded, such as position, data type, conditions, and delimiters.

Loading Objects, LOBs, and Collections

Describes how to load column objects in various formats. It also discusses how to load object tables, REF columns, LOBs, and collections.

Conventional and Direct Path Loads

Describes the differences between a conventional path load and a direct path load. A direct path load is a high-performance option that significantly reduces the time required to load large quantities of data.

SQL*Loader Express

Describes SQL*Loader express mode, which allows you to quickly and easily load simple data types.