Is it possible to use a database link in a SQLLDR control file? I tried, but I got the following error:
SQL*Loader: Release 126.96.36.199.0 -
SQL*Loader-350: Syntax error at line 2.
Illegal combination of non-alphanumeric characters REPLACE INTO TABLE mani_test@my_db_link
So you're loading into database a but the table is actually located in database b. The obvious work-around is to load into database b. That may not be a good solution (for example, if it's a multi-table load and some of the tables do reside in a). Creating a synonym to use in the control file results in a different error, ORA-01405.
Loading into a view does work.
CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW local_mani_test AS SELECT * FROM mani_test@my_db_link;
Use the local view name in your SQLLDR control file.
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