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Tab delimited Output from Oracle 8i

Tab delimited Output from Oracle 8i

Tab delimited Output from Oracle 8i

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Hi Gurus

I want to automatically run a report on daily basis against an Oracle8i database (on Solaris 2.7)table which will write an output to a text file in tab delimited format. Should I have to use any particular software to do that, like Crystal Reports or can I use Sql*Plus to do that? If so how?

Quick response is appreciated.

RE: Tab delimited Output from Oracle 8i

You can do it with sql/plus and a bit of sed/perl/depends on your platform wizardry.

Have a look for "flat file" in the sql/plus help - there're instructions

Mike
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RE: Tab delimited Output from Oracle 8i

spool file
Select  chr(39) ¦¦ fieldname ¦¦ chr(39) ¦¦ chr(44) ¦¦ chr(39) ¦¦ fieldname ¦¦ chr(39) ¦¦ chr(10)
 ¦¦ ';'
from owner.tablename;
spool off

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