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Can anybody tell me, how to generate text file in oracle without using UTL_FILE_DIR ?
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by:Alexander Eßer [Alex140181]
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http://www.orafaq.com/node/848

see chapter "Unloading data into an external file..."
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by:gotetioracle
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hi Alex140181,

I want to generate a text file from the sql query output without using  UTL_FILE_DIR .

Regards,
GSK
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by:Alexander Eßer [Alex140181]
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Did you READ the chapter from my link above?!? -> no use of UTL_FILE
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i read but the document does not tell how to write a data from a table to a csv file.
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I'm a little confused.  Are you trying to avoid using the UTL_FILE_DIR parameter, or the UTL_FILE package.

You can use UTL_FILE without setting UTL_FILE_DIR.  You just have to have a directory object within Oracle that points to the directory where you want the file to be placed.  They are created with the CREATE DIRECTORY command.  Doc for CREATE DIRECTORY -> http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e26088/statements_5007.htm#i2061958
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There is always sqlplus and the spool command.

There are several ways to generate a CSV.  If you are using 11G, I suggest the LISTAGG function.

If not, I suggest the XMLAGG approach:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Oracle/Q_24914739.html#a25864822

There are more listed here:
http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/misc/string-aggregation-techniques.php
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