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How do I maintain an auto increment identity column with direct path loads?

Posted on 2008-10-08
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I have a very large flat text file.  I will be loading this file into an oracle database using direct path loading with committs happening every 1,000,000 rows.  I would like to maintain an autoincrementing identity column for each row that is imported.  This is easy to do with conventional path loading with setting up a sequence and an trigger on inserts.  How can this be done with direct path loads?
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eg:

LOAD DATA
INFILE 'xyz.dat'
BADFILE 'xyz.bad'
LOG xyz.log
INSERT INTO TABLE empmast
(emp_no POSITION(1:6) INTEGER,
emp_name POSITION(7:31) CHAR,
seq_no SEQUENCE(MAX,1))

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by:Shaju Kumbalath
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where seq_no is auto incremented
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by:sdstuber
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or use RECNUM if you simply need a 1..N count

LOAD DATA
INFILE 'xyz.dat'
BADFILE 'xyz.bad'
LOG xyz.log
INSERT INTO TABLE empmast
(emp_no POSITION(1:6) INTEGER,
emp_name POSITION(7:31) CHAR,
seq_no recnum)



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by:GIFT22075
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thanks you guys i'm testing out the solutions now and will post feedback
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