Oracle external table definition

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2013-08-02
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?
Question by:svlloyd1
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    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.
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    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
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    by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
    No split since the accepted post was basically what I posted?
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    by:Steve Wales
    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

    for the following reason:

    This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.

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