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dbms_datapump name_list tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonFebruary 23, 2015

Question:  I want to include only certain tables on the job during the dbms_datapump export process and I want to construct the table list dynamically.

To do this, I made a table called conditiontables that contains all table I want to include in the export with dbms_datapump.  How do I use name_list to export this table name list?

Answer:  The following code will use name_list in dbms_datapump to export the required table names from a table called conditiontables:

table_list varchar2(3000);

   listagg(''''||table_name||'''', ',')
  (ORDER BY table_name)

   handle => h1,
   name => 'NAME_LIST',
   value => table_list,
   object_path => 'TABLE');

Here is another example using name_list where we specify the names of the CUST and PRODUCT tables.  Note the multiple single-quotation marks around the table names:
    handle => dp_handle,
    name   => 'NAME_LIST',
    value  => '''CUST'',''PRODUCT'''

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