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Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Advanced Programming Techniques by John Harper, Michael McLaughlin

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CHAPTER5

External Tables

Purpose

This chapter teaches you how to configure, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot external tables. It builds a manageable framework for how you can handle imports of data sets through a push (upload to server) paradigm. It shows you how to

    image Create and use external tables

    image Use PL/SQL to unmask physical directories from virtual directories

     Use Java to read external files

     Verify the presence of external files ...

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