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load teradata from delimited file

load teradata from delimited file

load teradata from delimited file

I am loading a teradtata table, using varchar, with a delimited flat file (300 columns, 11 mil rows). The data is delimited with a quoted pipe. "|". an example of some of the rows.

"id1   "|"name1"|"payrate1"|"..."|"col300"
"id-n     "|"name-n    "|"payrateN "|"..."|"col300   "

The data is unreliable, the column lengths are not constant, and there is no description. The data is all character, but some columns need to be converted to date, or decimal. I can load it using varchar, as character, with all the column data enclosed in quotes...

"123" "john doe"   "100.00"..."xyz"

any ideas as to how to set up the delimiter to read the data?  

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