Ask the Expert

Reading text file from URL

I need to read a fixed-length text file from a URL rather than one residing on the file system. How can I do this?

    Requires Free Membership to View

The following SQL can receive a file from a URL:
SELECT utl_http.request('') FROM dual;
Utl_http.request is an Oracle package and is the URL.

This was first published in November 2006

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: