In this chapter, we explored many areas of loading data. We covered the typical day to day things we will encounter — the loading of delimited files, loading fixed length files, the loading of a directory full of image files, using functions on input data to transform them, unloading data, and so on. We did not cover massive data loads using the direct path loader in any detail. Rather, we touched lightly on that subject. Our goal was to answer the questions that arise frequently with the use of SQLLDR and affect the broadest audience.
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