Wednesday, February 16, 2011

External Tables in Oracle with Example - Unloading Data using Datapump

In this post, let us see the step up step approach to unload data into an external file using external tables in oracle 10g

Step1: Create a Directory in OS
Since an external table's data is in the operating system, its data file needs to be in a place Oracle can access it. So the first step is to create a directory and grant access to it. First create the directory in the operating system, or choose an existing directory. It must be a real directory, not a symlink. Make sure that the OS user that the Oracle binaries run as has read-write access to this directory.

Step2: Create a Directory in Oracle linking to the Directory Created in STEP 1
Run the below script to Create a Directory in Oracle.

Step3: Run the below command in the source database to unload the data to an external file

      DEFAULT directory xtern_test_dir
      LOCATION ('emp_data.dmp')
  ) AS

Below screenshot will give you the details of data file created.

Step4: Run the below command in the destination database to load the data pumped out in the previous step to another external table.

 Step5: View the data

Further Reading:
Basics of External Tables: Loading data using external file example 

1 Responses to “External Tables in Oracle with Example - Unloading Data using Datapump”

Anonymous said...
April 30, 2011 at 2:32 AM

i am getting following error :
can u suggest solution for it.....
ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout
ORA-29400: data cartridge error
KUP-04063: unable to open log file EXPORT_EMP_DATA_28835.log
OS error No such file or directory
ORA-06512: at "SYS.ORACLE_DATAPUMP", line 19

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