I am spooling the result set of an SQL query into a file using Oracle 8 SQL*Plus. It prints each record on a separate...
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line, i.e. it inserts a newline character after each record. Is there a way to get all the records written into the file without the newline character?
If you want to simply spool the results of a query, you can't avoid the newline. In order to get a single, long character string of results, you'd have to write a PL/SQL routine to do so. That routine could use one of several ways but basically you'd have to use a cursor to loop through the result set and create a concatenated string of values.
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