What is a staging table? What is it used for? Are there best practices that should be applied? I'm working in Oracle right now. Are staging tables platform dependent? I'm performing a bulk copy with Devart's OracleLoader C# class. To my knowledge you can't perform this type of operation on a table with enabled triggers(used to add a sequenced primary key).
Another question related to staging tables. How do you protect data loss when transferring data from a staging table to it's permanent home(permanent table?)
I believe I have a basic understanding of what a staging table is. From my understanding it is just a location to temporarily store data before moving that data to its permanent home.