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SQL*Loader Date error (ORA-01858)

Madhavi Kanugo

2005-12-07

Replies:

Hello  All,

 

I'm trying to load data using SQL Loader and ran into the ORA-01858: a non-numeric character was found where a numeric was expected  error.

 

Below is my control file. As you can see, the timestamp is a constant field and I am loading its value from the filename of the data files. I am executing the sql loader from a shell script and creating the control file on the fly. The filename is in the form of: 20051206130101.txt  So basically, the shell script replaces the when_changed value with 20051206130101.

 

I created a temp table with just a date field and tried to insert a value into it. Insert into temp values (to_date('20051207160752','YYYYMMDDHH24MISS')); and there is no error and date conversion is implict.

 

But SQLLOADER is erring out on ORA-01858.

 

LOAD DATA

INFILE FILENAME

APPEND

INTO TABLE RE_STATS_STAGING

FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY '"'

    TRAILING NULLCOLS

(

  RE_NAME,

  TG_TYPE,

  TRUNKGROUP,

  CONNECTS,

  HANGUPS,

  DECLINES,

            LOOPS,

            SECONDS,

            CC_CONNECTED,

            CC_SETUP,

            TIMESTAMP CONSTANT "to_date('_when_changed_','YYYYMMDDHH24MISS')"

        )

 

Any ideas on where I am going wrong? Any thoughts or help will be appreciated.


Thanks in advance,

Madhavi