15.10 - Chapter 1 Reading Data from a Flat File and Loading it into a Teradata Table - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Quick Start Guide

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Parallel Transporter
vrm_release
15.10
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Programming Reference
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B035-2501-035K

This chapter describes the most commonly used Teradata PT function: loading flat file data into a Teradata table.

The Teradata PT script you will run loads into the empty target table, called TARGET_EMP_TABLE, 10 rows of employee data from a flat file called flatfile1.txt whose data is delimited using the pipe (‘|’) text delimiter.

Here are the contents of flatfile1.txt.

ID01|JOHN
ID02|PETER
ID03|FRANK
ID04|MARY
ID05|ELLEN
ID06|MICHAEL
ID07|SAM
ID08|JONATHAN
ID09|MICHELLE
ID10|ALICE
Figure 1: Reading Data from a Flat File and Loading it into an Empty Target Table

Loading flat file data into a Target table entails performing the following three steps. Do them in the order in which they appear here.