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data upload to oracle DB using UNIX shell script

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I have one flat file coming to server in a particular directory. I need to write a UNIX shell script to uplaod data from this file to Oracle database. What I am planning to do is , at a specified time this unix script will run and will search for 'flatdatafile.txt' in the ' /flatdatafiles/'  directory. When this script runs, automatically data from this file will get populated to the database in table 'invoice_data_tbl' .
 Please help...I am new to UNIX shell programming.
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by:HamdyHassan
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Looks like you want to learn , here is some hints and I will try to help you to reach your goal
It's important to do it by yourself otherwise you will not learn


(Q1) at a specified time this unix script will run

(A1)
     You need to learn cron job
     man crontab
     or search google for "cron job guide"



(Q2) will search for 'flatdatafile.txt' in the ' /flatdatafiles/'

(A2) Learn how to use "if" at ksh
         if -f  /folder/file.txt


(Q3) populated to the database in table 'invoice_data_tbl' .

(A3) You need to take a look at example How Oracle upload flat files, your need to creat .ctl file
    again search google for guide
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by:ushelke
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thyanks Hamdy Hassan..
YOu are right I am learning. Since I am new to shell scripting and unix too...I am looking for sample scripts showing invoking SQL loader to load the data from flat file to the database. I am conversent the way SQL loader can be used to load flat file data to the Oracle DB.
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Let's start

At your shell script you will have something like
sqlldr scott/tiger control=loader.ctl

Please read the whole doc at
http://www.orafaq.com/faqloadr.htm

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