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impdp like exclude filtering

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJune 5, 2015

 

Question:  I need to exclude several tables with specific prefixes, all the tables where names do not starts with 'A_' or 'B_' or 'C_'.  I tried this:

EXCLUDE=TABLE:"NOT LIKE 'A!_%' ESCAPE '!' and NOT LIKE 'B!_%' ESCAPE '!' and NOT LIKE 'C!_%' ESCAPE '!'"

I have these errors:

ORA-39001: invalid argument value
ORA-39071: Value for EXCLUDE is badly formed.
ORA-00936: missing expression
ORA-06512: at "SYS.KUPM$MCP", line 3174

How do I get the "like" and "not like" filters to work with a data pump import?

 

Answer:  You can use a filtering expression with a data pump import:

EXCLUDE=OBJECT_TYPE[:NAME_FILTER_EXPRESSION] [, ...]Database object types as a whole or by object name filter to specifically exclude from the import

Below is the syntax for excluding a single, named table in impdp:

impdp system/manager exclude=table:"='EXC_TAB'"

The question is how to use the object name filter.

This syntax should allow you to  combine multiple filtering conditions together in impdp data pump:
impdp . . . exclude=TABLE:\"NOT LIKE 'A_%'\" OR \"NOT LIKE 'B_%'\"

   
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