B SQL*Loader Syntax Diagrams

This appendix describes SQL*Loader syntax in graphic form (sometimes called railroad diagrams or DDL diagrams).

How to Read Graphic Syntax Diagrams

Syntax diagrams are drawings that illustrate valid SQL syntax. To read a diagram, trace it from left to right, in the direction shown by the arrows.

For more information about standard SQL syntax notation, see:

How to Read Syntax Diagrams in Oracle Database SQL Language Reference

The following diagrams are shown with certain clauses collapsed (such as pos_spec). These diagrams are expanded and explained further along in the appendix.



On the BADFILE and DISCARDFILE clauses, you must specify either a directory path, or a filename, or both.