sql loader control file help..........

Posted on 2007-03-20
Last Modified: 2010-08-05

I need help for sql ldr control file -

I need to load data from a file into a table, but need to add a constant to each row -

Here is my control file -

load data
infile '/dev/data_files/MERCH.txt'
into table tb_load

Above control file works and all data loaded as expected, now, I need to add a constant to each record while loading, so I tried to modify control file as below -

load data
infile '/vend_comp_dev/data_files/DRS_SEASNMERCH_2007031719.txt'
into table tb_vc_load

But, above control file gets a syntax error on ||
Can someone help?  How can I add a constant while adding the data file into my table, basically for every record I need constant 18 then data record.


Question by:chandukb
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ishando earned 125 total points
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You only use the CONSTANT when setting a field to a constant value, eg


if you want to concatenate '18' to the start of the field you would do:
  DATA_RECORD POSITION(1:621) CHAR   "concat('18',:DATA_RECORD)"

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