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How can you Insert Multiple Records at once with Oracle SQL Plus

Posted on 2004-10-26
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I'm a novice studying sql plus at uni.

I know how to insert records one at a time with
Insert into TABLENAME
 values ('bla' 'bla' 'bla');

..BUT how do you insert multiple records at once???
Question by:keznwichi
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catchmeifuwant earned 225 total points
ID: 12409731
If you are inserting multiple records from a source table then

insert into table1(col1,col2,col3)
select col1,col2,col3
from table2;

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ID: 12409735
But with this, you have to do it one-by-one :

Insert into TABLENAME
values ('bla' 'bla' 'bla');

Insert into TABLENAME
values ('bla1' 'bla1' 'bla1');


Author Comment

ID: 12410188
I'm not inserting from a source table unfortunately.

Does that really mean i have to insert each record insert one by one?
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 150 total points
ID: 12410256
Sounds like a good candidate for SQL*Loader.....

This will read from a flat text file and insert into a table.

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