using Oracle Forms 6i to load excel file into oracle table

I need an example on how to load excel file into Oracle table in Oracle Forms
ipesinAsked:
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schwertnerCommented:
SQL> create directory MYDIR as 'C:\MYIMAGE';

Directory created.

SQL> create table special(a number, b varchar2(20), c blob);

Table created.

SQL>
SQL> insert into special values(1,'abcd',empty_blob());

1 row created.

SQL>
SQL> commit;

Commit complete.


create or replace procedure load(id number)
is
dest_lob blob;
src_lob bfile:=bfilename('MYDIR','file.bmp');
amt integer:=sys.dbms_lob.getlength(src_lob);
begin
select c into dest_lob from special
where a=id for update;
dbms_lob.fileopen(src_lob);
dbms_lob.loadfromfile(dest_lob,src_lob,amt);
dbms_lob.fileclose(Src_lob);
commit;
end;
/

SQL> @ blob_insert

Procedure created.

SQL> exec load(1);

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL> select a from special;

       A
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       1
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ipesinAuthor Commented:
Probably I didn't state my question correctly.... I need to load data from excel file into oracle table referencing directly to excel spreadsheet. I don;t want to use blob. How can I reference to each individual cell? For example,
I need to read file that has 4 columns - and I need to open this file and read each row and identify each cell within this row....
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schwertnerCommented:
You can use the built-in "win_api_dialog.open_file" which will show you the open dialog box from which you can open any file required.

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