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Storing images in Oracle 8i BLOB fields using SQL*Loader

I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me how can I store an image such as "tiger.jpg" into Oracle 8i BLOB field by using the SQL*Loader.

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LOAD DATA INFILE 'pix.dat' INTO TABLE table1 FIELDS TERMINATED BY ','
(field1  char(20),
external_filename  FILLER CHAR(50),
"BLOBDATA"  LOBFILE(external_filename) TERMINATED BY EOF)

Data File (pix.dat)
picture of tiger,tiger.jpg

SQL*Loader will get the LOBFILE name from the external_filename filler field. It uses LOBFILE to load the data from the file.

For more information on using SQL*Loader to load LOB data, please see the Oracle Utilities reference document chapter 3. If you don't have access to a set of documentation, you can find it online at technet.oracle.com.

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