load excel files

Hi ,

I need to load 4 excel files into oracle database , using sql loader , is it possible to load esxcel files into tables using sql loader , anmy help on the example script is really appreciated.

thanks in advance
sam_2012Asked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
SQL Loader cannot process Excel binary files.

If you save them to a CSV or other delimited text file you should have no problem.

There are tons of sql loader control files out there.

If you want a copy/paste solution we'll need the table description, sample data and expected results.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Another way would be to use Oracle SQL Developer, it has an import function that supports Excel files. No sql loader though, let me know if you're interested.
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sam_2012Author Commented:
Will check with the business whether they can send the csv file instead of excel . Also , what is the best columns delimiter to use like | etc , since some of the characters can appear in the data .
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>> since some of the characters can appear in the data .

You'll need the optional enclosing characters.

I don't think there is a 'best'.
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sam_2012Author Commented:
awesome
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