Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Hi, I have around 1 lakh data wh

Hi, I have around 1 lakh data wh

Hi, I have around 1 lakh data wh


I have around 1 lakh data which I need to upload in Oracle using sqlldr.

One of the field in the data is in this format 2012-03-28 11:10:45.457444

In order to create a table, what should be the format for the above field - timestamp?
How do i import this data using sqlldr - the syntax for uploading this field.


RE: Hi, I have around 1 lakh data wh

I would say use DATETIME data type and use TO_DATE function:

TO_DATE('2012-03-28 11:10:45.457444', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:MI:SS')

Have fun.

---- Andy

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

RE: Hi, I have around 1 lakh data wh

That will not work. You will get the ORA-01830 error (ORA-01830: date format picture ends before converting entire input string) use a timestamp and it will work fine.

1* select TO_timestamp('2012-03-28 11:10:45.457444', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS.ff6') from dual;

28-MAR-12 AM

Lead Application Developer
New York State, USA

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close