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Import bulk PDF or TXT files into BLOB column of a table


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satish.ms10

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:51 pm
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Hi,

We are working on an document oriented application migration. We wonder if it is possible to import bulk PDF and TXT files into a BLOB column of a table in DB2 9.7 database.

Below is the table definition:

CREATE TABLE AXP_DOC_DATA (
ID CHAR(32) NOT NULL,
FILE_NAME VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
FILE_EXTN VARCHAR(10) NOT NULL,
FILE_DATA BLOB(10M),
PRIMARY KEY (ID));

I want to load following list of PDF and TXT files into above table. Could you please let me know how can we load these files?

File1.pdf
File2.pdf
File3.txt
File4.pdf
File5.txt

Thanks a lot.
Regards
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GuyC

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:13 pm
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Mentioning 9.7 makes me think you are using DB2 LUW.
Check out the load statement,
especially "Example 2 (Loading LOBs from Files)"

www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_9.7.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.cmd.doc/doc/r0008305.html?cp=SSEPGG_9.7.0%2F3-6-2-4-78
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Pete Wilson

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:10 pm
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I'm not a DBA but I seem to recall the BLOB (and CLOB) loads having to be done from PDSE members in a project I was involved with. So the PDF's may have to be copied to PDSE members and loaded from there.

If you have a very large number to load into the PDSE remember that PDSE's are single volume so limited by the size of available volumes you have.
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