RE: Dumping contents of a view to CSV file

  • From: <rajendra.pande@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <rivenes1@xxxxxxxx>, <sjwales@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:31:39 -0400

Look for ociuldr 

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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rivenes, Andy
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:50 AM
To: sjwales@xxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Dumping contents of a view to CSV file

You can use Tom Kyte's unloader utility: 


Andy Rivenes

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Wales
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:00 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Dumping contents of a view to CSV file

I've been tasked with generating a CSV file with the contents of a view
an old database as an extra copy before the DB is decommissioned.
I've done this in the past for smaller tables or views without issue.
There are 80 million rows in the view, full row length is 5500 bytes
probably shorter since the columns on the base tables are mostly
Doing the math on that, that's a maximum possible size of 440GB.
I had seen a stored procedure on a website somewhere that read through a
cursor and dumped the records out to a text file via utl_file.put.
have a better method or is that my best option ?  I've had some TEMP
tablespace failures, I may just need to allocate a bunch of space in
kick it off one afternoon and let it run overnight.
I've could shrink the overall output size of the file by running "trim"
the columns too.
Any ideas appreciated.
Environment:  Oracle on HP-UX 11.11



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