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Oracle external table definition

Does the directory that is referenced by an oracle external table definition have to exist on the oracle server, or can it reference a directory on another server on the network?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
The database needs to access the file so it needs to be able to see it.  It will need to be mapped on the local DB server.
it can be on the network but it must be mounted as a local file system

using \\someserver\some\path   won't work,  the specifics of creating that remote mount are dependent on the operating system

in windows map the remote directory as drive

in unix mount the remote file system as a local directory

in vms create system logical to point to remote location
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
No split since the accepted post was basically what I posted?
Steve WalesSenior Database AdministratorCommented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 250 points for slightwv's comment #a38350893
Assisted answer: 250 points for sdstuber's comment #a38350920

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