I have ~130 SQL scripts that INSERT about ~750,000 records into an Oracle 12c database.

I have a master SQL that kicks all this off using this template:

set termout off
set echo off;

delete from table1;
set termout on;
REM ---
REM completed table1_DATA_TABLE.sql
REM ---
set echo off;
set termout off;

<repeat for every script>

The issue is, I'm getting thousands of 1 row inserted. and it's drowning out errors. Is there a way I can suppress the successful INSERT notifications and only leave the errors? Or, is there a way I can retrieve all the errors of a session/script ?

  • I would seriously question a design that inserts 750000 rows using insert statements in a script. How are those scripts generated ? Have you considered generating flat files (CSV) and load from those files using sql*loader ? Or declaring those files as external tables ? Both approaches are an order of magnitude faster than running a massive SQL script. Also safer, manageable and easier to run: both generate a log of errors and throw rejected rows in separate files. – Albert Godfrind Feb 21 at 17:36
  • @AlbertGodfrind, This is an XY Problem. Long story short, expdp and impdp are bugged and an RMAN restore runs into issues. In my frustration, I scripted the database from sql*developer without knowing about sql*loader. I'll look into it, thanks! This is a one-off project so finding the perfect solution isn't as valuable. – Nathan Goings Feb 21 at 18:06
  • "expdp and impdp are bugged". In what way ? Did you report that to Oracle Support ? What did they say ? – Albert Godfrind Feb 22 at 18:14
  • @AlbertGodfrind, The particular 11g version I'm using has a bug with expdp and impdp. The resolution on the Support Document is to upgrade the DB to a new major version. – Nathan Goings Feb 24 at 3:53
  • What’s the bug number ? And what’s the big ? I’m surprised the only solution was to upgrade to a new release (what release ?). Generally bugs are fixed in regular patch sets or minor releases. – Albert Godfrind Feb 25 at 4:17

SET FEEDBACK OFF suppresses the insert notifications.

See the documentation.

You can also use SET ERRORLOGGING to log errors to a table of your choice. Again, see the documentation.

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