Oracle - Bulk Load

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Snap type:

Write

Description:

Snap executes an Oracle bulk load.  The Snap uses Oracle SQL*Loader internally to perform the bulk load action. The input data is first written to either a temporary data file (on a Windows JCC) or a named pipe (on a Linux JCC). Then the Oracle SQL*Loader loads the data from the data file/named pipe into the target table.

The Snap uses EZCONNECT to connect to Oracle. It does not use TNSNames or LDAP connections. 

Table Creation

If the table does not exist when the Snap tries to do the load, and the Create table property is set, the table will be created with the columns and data types Required. to hold the values in the first input document. If you would like the table to be created with the same schema as a source table, you can connect the second output view of a Select Snap to the second input view of this Snap. The extra view in the Select and Bulk Load Snaps are used to pass metadata about the table, effectively allowing you to replicate a table from one database to another.
 

The table metadata document that is read in by the second input view contains a dump of the JDBC DatabaseMetaData class. The document can be manipulated to affect the CREATE TABLE statement that is generated by this Snap. For example, to rename the name column to full_name, you can use a Mapper (Data) Snap that sets the path $.columns.name.COLUMN_NAME to full_name.  The document contains the following fields:

  • columns - Contains the result of the getColumns() method with each column as a separate field in the object. Changing the COLUMN_NAME value will change the name of the column in the created table. Note that if you change a column name, you do not need to change the name of the field in the row input documents. The Snap will automatically translate from the original name to the new name. For example, when changing from name to full_name, the name field in the input document will be put into the "full_name" column. You can also drop a column by setting the COLUMN_NAME value to null or the empty string.  The other fields of interest in the column definition are:

    • TYPE_NAME - The type to use for the column.  If this type is not known to the database, the DATA_TYPE field will be used as a fallback.  If you want to explicitly set a type for a column, set the DATA_TYPE field.

    • _SL_PRECISION - Contains the result of the getPrecision() method.  This field is used along with the _SL_SCALE field for setting the precision and scale of a DECIMAL or NUMERIC field.

    • _SL_SCALE - Contains the result of the getScale() method.  This field is used along with the _SL_PRECISION field for setting the precision and scale of a DECIMAL or NUMERIC field.

  • primaryKeyColumns - Contains the result of the getPrimaryKeys() method with each column as a separate field in the object.

  • declaration - Contains the result of the getTables() method for this table. The values in this object are just informational at the moment.  The target table name is taken from the Snap property.

  • importedKeys - Contains the foreign key information from the getImportedKeys() method. The generated CREATE TABLE statement will include FOREIGN KEY constraints based on the contents of this object. Note that you will need to change the PKTABLE_NAME value if you changed the name of the referenced table when replicating it.

  • indexInfo - Contains the result of the getIndexInfo() method for this table with each index as a separated field in the object.  Any UNIQUE indexes in here will be included in the CREATE TABLE statement generated by this Snap.

The Snap will not automatically fix some errors encountered during table creation since they may require user intervention to resolve correctly. For example, if the source table contains a column with a type that does not have a direct mapping in the target database, the Snap will fail to execute. You will then need to add a Mapper (Data) Snap to change the metadata document to explicitly set the values needed to produce a valid CREATE TABLE statement.

The BLOB type is not supported by this Snap.   

Prerequisites:

None.

Support and limitations:

Columns in a table that do not contain actual values but are generated based on a formula are referred as virtual columns. Tables containing virtual columns cannot be bulk loaded using this Snap. The table must only contain actual values to be bulk loaded. A workaround for this issue is to use a view that specifies only the non-virtual columns and use that view for the bulk load. For more information about creating a view in the Oracle database, refer to Creating a view in Oracle database.

Does not work in Ultra Pipelines

Account: 

This Snap uses account references created on the Accounts page of SnapLogic Manager to handle access to this endpoint. See Oracle Account for information on setting up this type of account.


Views:
Input

This Snap has one document input view by default. 

A second view can be added for metadata for the table as a document so that the target absent table can be created in the database with a similar schema as the source table. This schema is usually from the second output of a database Select Snap. If the schema is from a different database, there is no guarantee that all the data types would be properly handled.

OutputThis Snap has at most one document output view.
Error

This Snap has at most one document error view and produces zero or more documents in the view. All error messages for rejected input data are routed to the error view AFTER the whole data loading execution is done, because those messages are extracted from the log file of Oracle SQL*Loader which is only available after the Oracle SQL*Loader finishes the loading.

Settings

Label*


Specify the name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your Pipeline.

Schema name


Specify the database schema name. Alternatively, click the Suggestion  icon to fetch the list database schemas.

The values can be passed using the Pipeline parameters but not the upstream parameter.

Default Value: [None]
Example
: SYS

Table name*


Specify the table on which to execute the bulk load operation.

The values can be passed using the Pipeline parameters but not the upstream parameter.

Default Value: [None]
Example: people

Create table if not present


Select this checkbox to automatically create the target table if it does not exist.

  • If a second input view is configured for the Snap and it contains a document with schema (metadata) of the source table, the Snap creates the new (target) table using the same schema (metadata). However, if the schema comes from a different database, the Snap might fail with Unable to create table: "<table_name>" error due to data type incompatibility.
  • In the absence of a second input view (the schema/metadata document), the Snap creates a table based on the data types of the columns generated from the first row of the input document (first input view).

Due to implementation details, a newly created table is not visible to subsequent database Snaps during runtime validation. If you wish to immediately use the newly updated data you must use a child Pipeline that is invoked through a Pipeline Execute Snap.

Default Value: Not selected

Sqlldr absolute path


Specify the absolute path of the sqlldr program in the JCC's file system. If empty, the Snap will look for it in the JCC's environment variable PATH.

On Windows, a value must be specified and must be entered manually and the path to the sqlldr executable should include the ".exe" extension to ensure the executable is actually referenced.

Example/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/bin/sqlldr (For Linux)

              C:\app\Administrator\product\11.2.0\client_1\bin\sqlldr.exe (For Windows) 
Default value: [None]

Insert mode


Available insert modes when loading data into table.

  • INSERT - Load rows only if the target table is empty.
  • APPEND - If data already exists in the table, the new rows are appended to the table. If data does not already exist, the new rows are simply loaded.
  • REPLACE - First delete all the rows in the existing table and then load rows.
  • TRUNCATE - First truncate the table and then load rows.

Default Value: APPEND
See this doc for more information.

Maximum error count*


Specify the maximum number of rows which can fail before the bulk load operation is stopped.

Default Value50 
Example
:10 (if you want the Pipeline execution to continue as far as the number of failed records are less than 10)

Use direct path load


Select this check box to use direct path load mode of SQLLDR program. Typically, used when loading large data sets. This substantially improves the bulk load performance by reducing loading time.

Default Value: Selected 

Skip virtual columns

Select this checkbox to skip virtual columns to prevent errors while loading data.

Default Value: Selected

Additional SQL Loader Parameters

Use this field set to define additional SQL Load parameters if any. This field set contains Param Name and Param Value fields.

Parameter Name

Choose the parameter name for SQL. Available options are:

  • BINDSIZE
  • COLUMNARRAY ROWS
  • DIRECT
  • LOAD
  • MULTITHREADING
  • PARALLEL
  • READSIZE
  • RESUMABLE
  • RESUMABLE_NAME
  • RESUMABLE_TIMEOUT
  • ROWS
  • SILENT
  • SKIP
  • SKIP_INDEX
  • MAINTENANCE
  • SKIP_UNUSABLE_INDEXES
  • STREAMSIZE

See SQL* Loader parameters for more information.

Default Value: N/A
Example: COLUMNARRAYROWS

Parameter Value

Specify the value for the parameter selected above.

Default Value: N/A
Example: 2000

Snap Execution

Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap, and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.


In a scenario where the Auto commit on the account is set to true, and the downstream Snap does depends on the data processed on an Upstream Database Bulk Load Snap, use the Script Snap to add delay for the data to be available.

For example, when performing a create, insert and a delete function sequentially on a pipeline, using a Script Snap helps in creating a delay between the insert and delete function or otherwise it may turn out that the delete function is triggered even before inserting the records on the table.


Example


This example loads 6 records to table TECTONIC.TERENCE_BULK_TEST2 with Oracle Bulk Load Snap, and three of them are invalid records which cannot be inserted and will be routed to the error view.

 


The definition of Table TECTONIC.TERENCE_BULK_TEST2 :

CREATE TABLE "TECTONIC"."TERENCE_BULK_TEST2" ( "id" NUMBER, "first_name" VARCHAR2(4000), "last_name" VARCHAR2(4000) ) 


The input data defined in JSON Generator Snap:


There are 3 rows of data whose ID column are strings, which is invalid when inserting into table TECTONIC.TERENCE_BULK_TEST2.

The settings of the Oracle Bulk Load Snap:



The output of output view:



The output of the error view, the three invalid rows are routed here:


Snap Pack History

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Release Snap Pack VersionDateType  Updates
4.27main12833 Stable
  • Enhanced the Oracle - Execute Snap to invoke stored procedures.
  • Enhanced the Oracle Bulk Load Snap with Additional SQL Loader Parameters field set to define additional SQL Loader parameters if required.
4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25425patches11008 Latest
  • Improved the support for the CLOB data type in the Oracle - Insert Snap. 
  • Improved the error messages for all the Snaps in the Oracle Snap Pack where the Snaps fail with Null Pointer Exception when the account reference provided is invalid. 
4.25main9554
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.24main8556
Stable
  • Enhances the Oracle - Select Snap to return only the selected output fields or columns in the output schema (second output view) using the Fetch Output Fields In Schema check box. If the Output Fields field is empty all the columns are visible. 
  • Enhances the Oracle - Stored Procedure Snap to ignore the parameters evaluated as null by using the Ignore Null Parameters check box. This applies to parameters with defined default values.
4.23main7430
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.22main6403
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21 Patch421patches6272 Latest

Fixes the issue where Snowflake SCD2 Snap generates two output documents despite no changes to Cause-historization fields with DATE, TIME and TIMESTAMP Snowflake data types, and with Ignore unchanged rows field selected.

4.21 Patch421patches6144 Latest

Fixes the following issues with DB Snaps:

  • The connection thread waits indefinitely causing the subsequent connection requests to become unresponsive.
  • Connection leaks occur during Pipeline execution.
4.21 PatchMULTIPLE8841 LatestFixes the connection issue in Database Snaps by detecting and closing open connections after the Snap execution ends.
4.21snapsmrc542

 

Stable

Updated the Oracle Thin Account and Oracle Thin Dynamic Account, enabling them to connect via Oracle Active Data Guard (ADG).

4.20 Patch 

db/oracle8812Latest

Enhances the Oracle Snap Pack to support connections to the Oracle ADG (Active Data Guard) URL.

4.20 Patch 

db/oracle8803  Latest

Support for Oracle Database 19c.

4.20snapsmrc535
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.19 Patch db/oracle8408 Latest

Fixes an issue with the Oracle - Update Snap wherein the Snap is unable to perform operations when:

  • An expression is used in the Update condition property.
  • Input data contain the character '?'.
4.19snaprsmrc528
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.18 Patchoracle7786 Latest

Fixes an issue using the NVARCHAR2 datatype in Oracle databases when the character set is not AL32UTF8. However, a known issue is that special characters display as (question).

4.18snapsmrc523
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.17 Patch db/oracle7459 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Oracle Stored Procedure Snap wherein the Pipeline execution fails with an error when the input data type is CLOB.

4.17ALL7402
 
Latest

Pushed automatic rebuild of the latest version of each Snap Pack to SnapLogic UAT and Elastic servers.

4.17snapsmrc515
 
Latest
  • Fixed an issue with the Oracle Execute Snap wherein the Snap would send the input document to the output view even if the Pass through field is not selected in the Snap configuration. With this fix, the Snap sends the input document to the output view, under the key original, only if you select the Pass through field.
  • Added the Snap Execution field to all Standard-mode Snaps. In some Snaps, this field replaces the existing Execute during preview check box.

4.16 Patch 

db/oracle6919 Latest

Added a new property, Session parameters, in the Oracle Insert Snap to enable the use of National Language Support (NLS) parameters.

4.16 Patch 

db/oracle6824 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Lookup Snap passing data simultaneously to output and error views when some values contained spaces at the end.

4.16snapsmrc508
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.15 Patch db/oracle6534 Latest

Improved performance in Pipelines that contain child Pipelines.

4.15 Patch db/oracle6417 Latest

Fixed an issue with data types conversion. All fields with byte, short, int, or long data types will be converted to BigInteger after fetching.

4.15 Patch db/oracle6284 Latest

Replaced the existing Max idle time and Idle connection test period properties with Max life time and Idle Timeout properties respectively, in the Account configuration. The new properties fix the connection release issues that were occurring due to default/restricted DB Account settings.

4.15snapsmrc500
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.14snapsmrc490
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.13 Patch 

db/oracle5192 Latest
  • Fixed the Oracle Bulk Load Snap that stores special characters incorrectly in the target table.
  • Fixed the Oracle Bulk Load Snap that throws a NullPointerException error when the input letter case does not match with that of the Oracle table.
4.13

snapsmrc486

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.12 Patchoracle4862 Latest

Fixed an issue in the Oracle Bulk Load Snap that fails to execute the SQLLDR (SQL Loader) command, while also enhancing the support for the TCPS protocol.

4.12 Patch db/oracle4721 Latest

Added a property, "SSL/TCPS" for Oracle Account.

4.12 PatchMULTIPLE4744 Latest

Enabled expression for Delete Condition in Oracle Delete Snap. 

4.12

snapsmrc480

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.11 Patch 

db/oracle4369 Latest

Enhanced the Oracle Bulk Load Snap to accept date-type values in the format "yyyy-mm-dd".

4.11snapsmrc465
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.10 Patchoracle3633 Latest

Fixed BULK LOAD so it adds the thread name to the name of the temporary directory. This allows multiple BULK LOAD Snaps within a single pipeline.

4.10

snapsmrc414

 
Stable

Added Auto commit property to the Select and Execute Snaps at the Snap level to support overriding of the Auto commit property at the Account level.

4.9.0 Patch

oracle3188 Latest

Fixed the issue that "NaN" check was done to unexpected data types like varchar.

4.9.0 Patch

oracle3096 Latest

Fixed a class casting issue for custom data types(BLOB, CLOB, NCLOB, etc) when custom Oracle JDBC driver is used.

4.9.0 Patch

oracle3071 Latest

Fixed an issue regarding connection not closed after login failure; Expose autocommit for "Select into" statement in PostgreSQL Execute Snap and Redshift Execute Snap.

4.9snapsmrc405
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.8.0 Patch

oracle2905

 


Latest

Fix for SQL*Loader interpreting white-space only data as null values.

4.8.0 Patch

oracle2756 Latest

Potential fix for JDBC deadlock issue.

4.8.0 Patch

oracle2711 Latest

Fixed Oracle Snap Pack rendering dates that are one hour off from the date returned by database query for non-UTC Snaplexes.

4.8

snapsmrc398

 
Stable

Database accounts now invalidate connection pools if account properties are modified and login attempts fail.

4.7.0 Patch

oracle2190 Latest

Fixed an issue for database Select Snaps regarding Limit rows not supporting an empty string from a pipeline parameter.

4.7

snapsmrc382

 
Stable
  • pdated the Oracle - Stored Procedure Snap with the Pass through field. 
  • Resolved an issue in Oracle - Stored Procedure Snap that caused invalid column type failures.
  • Oracle - Bulk Load updated to handle dates the same way as Oracle - Insert. Acceptable format for timestamp strings:
    • Prior to 4.7, the only acceptable timestamp format was  "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.SSS", such as 2016-11-07 10:55:12

    • It now also supports:

      • ISO8601 formats (plus fractional seconds) without timezone.

             "yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss.SSS", (ex: 2016-11-07T10:55:12)
             "yyyymmddThhmmss.SSS", (ex: 20161107T105512)

      • ISO8601 formats with time zone. ONLY 'zulu' and 'UTC' at this time. Note that there is no space before the 'Z' but is a space before the 'UTC'.

             "yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss.SSSZ"
             "yyyymmddThhmmss.SSSZ"

             "yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss.SSS UTC"
             "yyyymmddThhmmss.SSS UTC"

             ex: 2016-11-07T10:55:12Z
             ex: 20161107T105512Z

             ex: 2016-11-07T10:55:12 UTC
             ex: 20161107T105512 UTC

        The ISO8601 format is used by many web services, Oracle Bulk Loader, and others.

4.6snapsmrc362
 
Stable
  • Resolved an issue in Oracle Select Snap that caused failures in the second output view when retrieving outputs from a table with a dot (.) character.
  • Enhanced the Oracle Select Snap to fully support SQL statements with/without expressions & SQL bind variables.
  • Extended support for Oracle Thin Dynamic accounts.
4.5.1

oracle1583

 
Stable
  • Updated the Bulk Load Snap with a new field, Use direct path load, to enhance bulk loading performance.
  • Resolved an issue with Oracle Select Snap failing if the table name included a dot (.) character.
4.4.1NA Stable
  • Oracle Select: Resolved an issue with database access error occurring while iterating over table name result set when using an uploaded driver with a different version than the bundled driver.
  • Resolved an issue with Oracle Stored Procedure Snap not accepting CLOB data.
  • Made improvements to JDBC auto-commit consistency.
4.4NA Stable
  • Table List Snap: A new option, Compute table graph, now lets you determine whether or not to generate dependents data into the output.
  • Oracle Bulk Load
    • Resolved an issue with a pipeline never completing.
    • Resolved an issue with pipeline statistics, bulk load summary statistics not matching and bulk load summary was confusing.
    • Maximum error count field added to set the maximum number of rows which can fail before the bulk load operation is stopped.
    • Mixed-case matching option removed.
    • Added error messaging to handle BLOB type data trying to be loaded to an Oracle table when not supported.
    • Resolved an issue with the record separator of the input file not being processed correctly.
    • Improved error messages for when data types do not match.
  • Oracle Stored Procedure: All accessible objects are now visible during design.
4.3.2NA Stable
  • Resolved an issue with Oracle Select not reading table names: Database access error occurred while iterating over table name result set.
  • Resolved an issue with Oracle Bulk load failure: String index out of range: -1.
NANA Stable
  • Oracle Lookup failed in preview if DATE column was used for Lookup conditions
  • Dynamic DB queries now supported in the Execute Snap.
  • The SQL statement property now can be set as an expression property. When it is an expression, it will be evaluated with each input document and one SQL statement per each input document will be executed.
  • Known issue: When the SQL statement property is an expression, the pipeline parameters are shown in the suggest, but not the input schema.
  • With the SQL statement property set as an expression, the Snap can be exposed to SQL injection. Please use this feature with caution.
  • Oracle Insert: When a string value is entered into a date col, its successfully inserting into db with null
  • Oracle Stored Procedure: parameter type list was not populating even if a procedure had custom types defined.
NANA Stable
  • Oracle Execute error - no more documents will be written to SLFS
  • Oracle Execute Snap failing with maximum number of documents reached
  • Oracle Select Snap - Early dates are corrupted when reading data
  • Oracle select- with date data type does not return Time(hh:mm:ss)
  • Oracle Stored Procedure fails with error- Reason: invalid name pattern: TECTONIC.null
  • Oracle Stored Procedure - fails with - "invalid name pattern: TECTONIC.strarray32 " when type name given in lower case
NANA Stable
  • The version number of the default Oracle JDBC driver (shared/ojdbc-6.1.jar) is now 11.2.0.4.
  • Fixed the following defects:
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: suggest method for parameter index throws -Suggestion value cannot be empty for property: customTypeParameterIndex
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: Parameter index suggest throws "invalid path" when no schema nor procedure is selected

    • Oracle Stored Procedure: If there is no type defined in Schema, suggest throwing Suggestion value cannot be empty for property: customTypeParameterType

    • Oracle Stored Procedure: When custom type created in different schema, its not populating through Snap
    • Oracle Select- Order by property as parameter fails
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: Parameter type list- Can we make it in an order
    • Oracle Snaps- When in account given a username which dont have privileges to access other schema, upon suggest all schema 's are populating
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: NPE
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: invalid name pattern: TECTONIC.STR_ARRAY_32_$
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: Procedure name mismatch error - suggest from parameter type when no package selected
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: When in a schema if there are no types defined, showing null in type and index value
    • Oracle Merge: error: "SQL operation failed"
    • Oracle merge condition when expression is enabled, input schema in not getting populated
    • Oracle Merge with expression more than 2 columns not working.getting Invalid identifier
    • Oracle Merge: When expression enable- Fails with Failure: Could not evaluate expression:
    • Oracle Stored Procedure: Failure: Failed to execute callable statement. Cause: invalid name pattern: TECTONIC.null.