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help using dbload command utility; substitute values when i found spaces

help using dbload command utility; substitute values when i found spaces

help using dbload command utility; substitute values when i found spaces

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Hi, i am using Informix 11.50.FC3 database on an AIX 6.1 UNIX server with 64 GB of memory.

I am trying to use the dbload command utility to load a file into an informix database table. How can i substitue a hardcoded value into a field whenever i see spaces, instead of the data from the input file.

For example input file which has state and zip:

CA90210
NV89101
NM

If a row from the input contains spaces, i want to substitute 99999 and load 99999 into the field in the table. Here is the command file:

File "abc.txt"
(state 1-2,
zip 3-8)
Insert into state_table;

I see where I can use "zip 3-8 NULL = '99999'" in the command file...but my input file contains spaces not nulls. I tried using "zip 3-8 SPACES = '9999'", but that gave an error.

Can anyone help?

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