Re: Why use Pro*C for spooling result sets to flat files when you can do the same thing in SQL*Plus?

In Pro C it is easier to supress New Lines Form Feeds ETC. But its not
impossible in SQLPLUS

On 02/09/2010, William Robertson <william@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Writing to external tables is a database to database transfer method
> using a non-human-readable binary format. I very much doubt that is what
> the Pro*C program is used for - most likely it is used to dump data to
> comma-separated ASCII text, which you can't do with external tables.
>
> Possibly they have a Pro*C app that's convenient and reusable? Just
> guessing.
>
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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Why use Pro*C for spooling result sets to flat files when
> you can do the same thing in SQL*Plus?
> From: Rumpi Gravenstein <rgravens@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: bwmyers@xxxxxxxxx, oracle-l-freelists <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2/9/10 01:12
>> <snip>
>> So, is there any real advantage to using Pro*C over SQL*Plus to spool
>> result sets to flat files? I certainly don't want to become a Pro*C
>> expert, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
>> </snip>
>>
>> If you are going to write from the RDBMS to the file system, you
>> should also consider using external tables.
>>
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