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expdp exclude tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonFebruary 25, 2015 - Updated 5 March 2016

Question:  I want to exclude certain tables on the job during the expdp processclude in the expdp.
Answer:  The expdp  exclude parameter is used inside a parameter file (parfile) to exclude a single table, a list of tables or a list using the LIKE clause, or entire schemas:

expdp scott/tiger parfile=mypar.par

root> cat mypar.par

exclude=schema: "IN ('WMSYS', 'OUTLN')"

If the expdp exclude parameter is used directly from the command line (and  not in a parameter file (parfile)), the special characters (quote marks) in the exclude clause may need to be escaped with  backslash (\) character. Because of this, it is recommended that you always use a parameter file (parfile).


c:>  expdp scott/tiger exclude=TABLE:"IN (\'CUSTOMER\', \'ORDOR\')"


root>  expdp scott/tiger exclude=TABLE:\"IN (\'CUSTOMER\', \'ORDOR\')\"

Refernce:  MOSC note 1535814.1 "How To Exclude Data In One Table Owned By A Specified User During DataPump Export?".

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