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SQL LOADER issue with incomplete char data

Posted on 2014-04-30
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Hi experts, when I do an insert/append with sqlldr I see incomplete data in a CHAR column:
Here de control.ctl
Load DATA
CHARACTERSET WE8ISO8859P1
INFILE '60.dat' 
BADFILE '60.bad'
DISCARDFILE '60.dsc'
INTO TABLE TEMAS
Append
fields terminated by "|"
OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY '"'
trailing NULLCOLS
(ID           Integer "temas_id.nextval",              
 NOMBRE       CHAR(100), 
 INTERPRETE   CHAR NULLIF INTERPRETE=' ',
 TITULO       CHAR NULLIF TITULO=' ',
 ALBUM        CHAR NULLIF ALBUM=' ',
 FECHA        Date "DD-MM-YYYY HH24:Mi:SS",
 GENERO       CHAR NULLIF GENERO=' ',                
 TAMAÑO       CHAR NULLIF TAMAÑO=' ',
 DURACION     CHAR NULLIF DURACION=' ',                
 VELOCIDAD    CHAR NULLIF VELOCIDAD=' ',                
 COMENTARIOS  CHAR NULLIF COMENTARIOS=' ',               
 PATH         CHAR NULLIF PATH=' ')

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here a portion of data:
|60 - uno.mp3  |||||||||||
|60 - dos.mp3  |||||||||||
|60 - tres.mp3 |||||||||||

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After append, I hope to view:
select nombre from temas;

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Result:
60 - uno.mp3
60 - dos.mp3
60 - tres.mp3

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But I see:
- uno.mp3
- dos.mp3
- tres.mp3

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The definition of the table is:
CREATE TABLE TEMAS
(
  ID           INTEGER,
  NOMBRE       VARCHAR2(100 BYTE),
  INTERPRETE   VARCHAR2(50 BYTE),
  TITULO       VARCHAR2(100 BYTE),
  ALBUM        VARCHAR2(50 BYTE),
  FECHA        DATE                             DEFAULT TO_DATE(SYSDATE,'DD/MM/YYYY HH24:MI:SS'),
  GENERO       VARCHAR2(30 BYTE),
  TAMAÑO       VARCHAR2(60 BYTE),
  DURACION     VARCHAR2(20 BYTE),
  VELOCIDAD    VARCHAR2(20 BYTE),
  COMENTARIOS  VARCHAR2(200 BYTE),
  PATH         VARCHAR2(200 BYTE)
)
TABLESPACE USERS;

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What it is wrong?
Thank in advanced
Regards
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Question by:carlino70
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by:David
ID: 40032400
Would you please display the actual results rather than a representation?  At first glance, the VARCHAR to CHAR conversion should not be stripping out data from the column.

SELECT id, SUBSTR(nombre,1,30) nombre
FROM temas
WHERE ROWNUM < 5
/
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by:carlino70
ID: 40032508
Here the answer:

ID|NOMBRE
341|- donald - tiritando.mp3      
342|- los naufragos - de boliche e
343|- los naufragos - estoy hecho 
344|- palito ortega - bienvenido a

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without SUBSTR, should be:
ID|NOMBRE
341|- donald - tiritando.mp3                       
342|- los naufragos - de boliche en boliche.mp3    
343|- los naufragos - estoy hecho un demonio.mp3   
344|- palito ortega - bienvenido amor.mp3          

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note: I dont understand why appears the "|" between columns (?)
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40032587
Try removing the data type for id.

Change:
...
trailing NULLCOLS
(ID           Integer "temas_id.nextval",  
...

To:
...
trailing NULLCOLS
(ID           "temas_id.nextval",  
...
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Author Comment

by:carlino70
ID: 40032766
Excellent!,

The inclusion of the data type INTEGER, somehow confused the sql loader.
Thanks
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Expert Comment

by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 40032773
Just a theory:
I think sqlloader was looking for an integer in the data before looking at the seq.nextval.

Without the data type, it took it as a literal value and ignored the data.
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