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Copy (export) all files in a schema to csv spreadsheets

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonOctober 15, 2015

Question:  I need to export some data into a spreadsheet format using a csv file.  How can I export into a CSV file?

Answer:  There are many methods for exporting data into CSV format:

1 - SQL Developer:  Oracle SQL Developer can quickly export to a csv file.

 2 - Vanilla SQL:  You can write standard SQL to export a comma-delimited flat file from SQL*Plus using the spool command:

set heading off

spool myfile.csv

   col1|','||col2 from my_tables;

set colsep ','

select * from my_table;

spool off;


3 - PL/SQL:  This approach has the benefit of allowing you to copy all Oracle tables in a schema into csv spreadsheet files.  First you create this procedure and then use the code below to dump all tables into a csv file.  This will export all files in a schema into a csv format.  Export all files in a schema into csv file Tips


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