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I created this external table, then tried a query for count.
What have I done wrong and how do I fix it?


SQL> @test2.sql

Table created.

SQL> select count(*) from temp_student;
select count(*) from temp_student
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout
ORA-29400: data cartridge error
KUP-00554: error encountered while parsing input commands
KUP-01006: error signalled during parse
KUP-00562: unknown escape sequence
ORA-06512: at "SYS.ORACLE_LOADER", line 14
ORA-06512: at line 1


SQL> desc temp_student;
 Name                                      Null?    Type
 ----------------------------------------- -------- ---------------

 STU_KEY                                            NUMBER(10)
 NAME                                               VARCHAR2(32)
 STU_ID                                             CHAR(9)
 BIRTH_DATE                                         DATE
 SEX                                                CHAR(1)
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Question by:xoxomos
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by:gmyers
ID: 11769804
Generally, you would have been better off posting the contents of your test2.sql script. It's hard to see the problem in a script you haven't shown.
Fortunately, in this case the error code has a note on metalink.

From Metalink :

    * symptom: SELECT from an EXTERNAL TABLE fails
    * symptom: ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout
    * symptom: ORA-29400: data cartridge error
    * symptom: KUP-00554: error encountered while parsing access parameters
    * symptom: KUP-01006: error signalled during parse of access parameters
    * symptom: KUP-00562: unknown escape sequence
    * symptom: ORA-06512: at "SYS.ORACLE_LOADER", line 14
    * symptom: ORA-06512: at line 1
    * cause: The location of the badfile or logfile or discardfile contains the full path and therefore the \ character, considered as an escape character.

fix:

Do not enter in the ACCESS PARAMETERS clause, the full path of the file names
in the CREATE TABLE ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL statement.
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by:xoxomos
ID: 11775697
CREATE TABLE temp_student
 (
   STU_KEY NUMBER(10) ,
   NAME   VARCHAR2(32 ),
   STU_ID CHAR(9 ),
   BIRTH_DATE DATE,
   SEX CHAR(1 )  
  )  
  ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL
     (TYPE oracle_loader
      DEFAULT DIRECTORY student_database
      ACCESS PARAMETERS
       (
        RECORDS DELIMITED BY newline
        BADFILE 'd:\oracle\migration\student_bad.txt'
        DISCARDFILE 'd:\oracle\migration\student_discard.txt'
        LOGFILE 'd:\oracle\migration\student_log.txt'
       )
   LOCATION ('d:\oracle\student_database\dwstubio')  
     );
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morphman earned 250 total points
ID: 11778942
You are missing the actual access parameters for the fields (ie which position they are. See your other thread asking a similar question to which I have answered with an example of how the above query should work).
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