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RE: SQL*Loader Date error (ORA-01858)

Ruth Gramolini

2005-12-08

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RE: SQL*Loader Date error (ORA-01858)
If you check it out, the timestamp is not even a date field.  It is its own type of data.
 
Ruth
-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org]On Behalf Of Hostetter, Jay M
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:45 AM
To: oracle-l@freelists.org
Subject: RE: SQL*Loader Date error (ORA-01858)

Madhavi,
 
  I wonder if sql*loader is having trouble with the column name TIMESTAMP?  Could you test it with a different column name?
  Also, if the datatype of the TIMESTAMP column is TIMESTAMP, then you should try TO_TIMESTAMP instead of TO_DATE.  The implicit conversion could be an issue.
 
Jay


From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Jim Silverman
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 3:32 PM
To: oracle-l@freelists.org
Subject: RE: SQL*Loader Date error (ORA-01858)

This may be a silly question, but are you sure that the column names in the controlfile correspond properly to the columns in your table RE_STATS_STAGING?  In particular, are you sure that the datatypes of the input data (including the timestamp constant) are compatible with the datatypes in the table definition?

=====================================
Jim Silverman
Senior Systems Database Administrator
Solucient, LLC
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FAX:            734-930-7611
E-Mail:         jsilverman@solucient.com

      From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Madhavi Kanugo
      Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 1:20 PM
      To: 'oracle-l@freelists.org'
      Subject: SQL*Loader Date error (ORA-01858)

      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







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