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How to import Excel data into an Oracle DB?

How to import Excel spreadsheet data into an Oracle database (10g)?

How to import Excel spreadsheet data into an Oracle database (10g)?
In MS Excel, save the contents of the spreadsheet as a comma delimited file. Choose File->Save As. In the Save As Type pulldown menu, choose CSV (Comma Delimited). Now that you have the data in a vendor-neutral format, you can use SQL*Loader to load the data into an Oracle table. The Oracle Utilities Guide contains information on how to use SQL*Loader. Chapter 6 discusses SQL*Loader concepts. At the end of this chapter, the documentation discusses some case studies on loading data. Case Study 3 shows you how to load from a CSV file like the one you created above.
This was first published in December 2005

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