John, use your CTL file and sqlldr (external_table=generate_only, then look into the log file) to get a script showing how to create an external table to model the same data file, then use insert /+ append */ into .... select ....put here the columns + sql expressions from the_external_table; On 3/7/07, John Dunn <JDunn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a Oracle 9 direct load sqlldr routine which provides adequate performance but have now had a request to delete some characters from the data during the load and set some fields to upper case. However tests show that using UPPER or TRANSLATE in the sqlldr control file has huge negative impact on performance of the load. Anyone got a solution to this ? John Dunn Product Consultant Sefas Innovation Limited Direct Dial + 44 (0) 117 373 6122 *www.sefas.com* Sefas Innovation Ltd, CityPoint, Temple Gate, Bristol BS1 6PL, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 117 373 6114 Fax: +44 (0) 117 373 6115 *Sefas Innovation Limited. *Registered No: 3769761 England. Registered Office: One New Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2LA, United Kingdom. VAT Registration No: GB 741 5377 32 Unless stated to be non-confidential, this email and any attachments are private and confidential and are for the addressee only. Sefas monitors e-mails to ensure its systems operate effectively and to minimize the risk of viruses. Whilst Sefas has taken reasonable steps to scan this email, it does not accept liability for any virus that may be contained in it. Internet communications are not 100% secure and as such Sefas is not responsible for their abuse by 3rd parties, nor for any alteration or corruption in transmission.