INSERT INTO table. . . SELECT field1, field2 From. . . .bug

I should remember this but . . . bug with t-sql  using Insert Into  on a temp table.  It is unhappy with fields I'm trying to insert.
It's probably the fact that I'm trying to using some default data w/ aliases for a couple of the fields. 
Have a look at code please, and tell me how to correct. Thanks!
DECLARE @OrderNo varchar(6)
USE tempdb;
set @OrderNo = '909773' ;
IF OBJECT_ID ('#tmpNCGLITEMS') IS NOT NULL --how to get this to work with SSMS w/o reloading the qry window. i.e. how to release to delete????
SELECT distinct od.lline as OrdLine, od.ldrcolor as ClrCode, od.ldrspec as SpecCode, ad.Addon_Mod_GL_Acct as ncGLCode
INTO #tmpNCGLItems
INNER JOIN [Dev_Products].[dbo].[Addon_Master] ad on od.lfg = ad.Addon_Mod_Mod_Code_ID AND ad.Addon_Mod_A_C_D_ID = 'C'
WHERE od.LOrder = @OrderNo and ad.Addon_Mod_GL_Acct is not null
select * from #tmpNCGLItems
USE tempdb;
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[#tmpNCGLItems1](
[OrdLine] [char](4) NOT NULL,
[ClrCode] [char](6) NULL,
[SpecCode] [varchar](6) NULL,
[ClrUPorDiscAmt] money NULL, [SpecUPorDiscAmt] money NULL,
[ncGLCode] [varchar](10) NULL, [lPrice] money Null
--insert into below is failing. Says fields don't match----Msg 213, Level 16, State 1, Line 33
--Insert Error: Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition.
--but. . . I think I have 7 fields and I think the datatypes match?
SELECT ordLine, ClrCode, SpecCode, 0 as [ClrUPorDiscAmt], 0 as [SpecUPorDiscAmt], ncGLCode,
SUM(od.lextendprice) as lPrice
FROM #tmpNCGLItems tmp JOIN OODETL od on tmp.OrdLine = od.lline
WHERE od.lorder = @OrderNo
GROUP BY ordLine, ClrCode, SpecCode, NcGLCode

>> I should remember this but . . . bug with T-SQL  using Insert Into  on a temp table.  It is unhappy with fields [sic] I'm trying to insert. It's probably the fact that I'm trying to using some default data w/ aliases for a couple
of the fields [sic: columns are not fields]. <<
Temp tables are how a bad programmer fakes a scratch tape so his SQL can look like magnetic tape files. We do not like to materialize data  on the disk unless we have to. 
And data element do not change names from table to table in a schema! Get rid of the aliases, even tho they are closer to ISO-11179 than the base table crap. 
But you are an old FORTRAN programmer! Your "OODETL” is six uppercase letters as required by FORTRAN I; an SQL programmer would have used something like “Order_Details” instead. The mix of camelCase, FORTRAN and several other non-SQL languages is scary. 
Why did you use MONEY? It is not portable and the math is wrong. Google it! Why do you think that “<something>_code_id” makes any sense? A data element can be a “<something>_code” or a “<something>_id” but never that hybrid disaster. 
I would do this with VIEWs so that I know the data is always current. 
SELECT DISTINCT OD.l_line, OD.ldr_color, OD.ldr_spec,
  FROM Oodetl AS OD,
       Addon_Master AS AD
 WHERE ..;
The SELECT DISTINCT should not be there. An account should not be NULL, etc. Why do you have more nulls in one table than entire accounting systems? Why do you set integer zero to an amount, which should be a decimal for money? 
This is a crazy quilt that is clearly a bitch to maintain or even read. Can you clean it up or are you screwed? 
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    DEPTNO                         Y NUMBER(22)
    8 rows selected.
    SQL> INSERT INTO dtable
       SELECT 'emp', column_name, nullable,
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         FROM user_tab_columns
        WHERE table_name = 'EMP';
    8 rows created.
    SQL> commit;
    Commit complete.
    SQL> select * from dtable;
    TABLENAME            COL_NAME             N DATATYPE
    emp                  EMPNO                N NUMBER(22)
    emp                  ENAME                Y VARCHAR2(10)
    emp                  JOB                  Y VARCHAR2(9)
    emp                  MGR                  Y NUMBER(22)
    emp                  HIREDATE             Y DATE(7)
    emp                  SAL                  Y NUMBER(22)
    emp                  COMM                 Y NUMBER(22)
    emp                  DEPTNO               Y NUMBER(22)
    8 rows selected.
    many thanks in advancecheers
    Sreenivasulu P

  • Reg: read excel column and insert into table.

    hi Friends,
          i wanted to read the data from Excel and insert into in my oracle tables.
          can you provide the link or example script.
        how to read the column value from excel and insert into table.
      please help.

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    Here are the steps:
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    2) Write a generic function to load PIPE delimited flat files:
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    P_FILENAME in varchar2,
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    – AUTHOR:
    – Slobaray
    l_input utl_file.file_type;
    l_theCursor integer default dbms_sql.open_cursor;
    l_lastLine varchar2(4000);
    l_cnames varchar2(4000);
    l_bindvars varchar2(4000);
    l_status integer;
    l_cnt number default 0;
    l_rowCount number default 0;
    l_sep char(1) default NULL;
    L_ERRMSG varchar2(4000);
    V_EOF BOOLEAN := false;
    l_cnt := 1;
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    l_cnt := l_cnt + 1;
    end loop;
    l_cnames := rtrim(l_cnames,’,');
    IF p_ignore_headerlines > 0
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    UTL_FILE.get_line(l_input, l_lastLine);
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    end loop;
    l_status := dbms_sql.execute(l_theCursor);
    l_rowCount := l_rowCount + 1;
    when OTHERS then
    insert into BADLOG ( TABLE_NAME, ERRM, data, ERROR_DATE )
    values ( P_TABLE,l_errmsg, l_lastLine ,systimestamp );
    end if;
    end loop;
    utl_file.fclose( l_input );
    end if;
    values ( P_FILENAME, P_TABLE,l_rowCount,sysdate );
    ‘_’ || TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, ‘DD_MON_RRRR_HH24_MI_SS_AM’) || ‘.txt’
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    3) Check if the user is having UTL_FILE privileges or not :
    AND OWNER =<>;
    If the user is not having the privileges then grant “UTL_FILE” to user from SYS user:
    4) In the function I have used two tables like:
    import_hist table and badlog table to track the history of the load and another to check the bad log if it occurs while doing the load .
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    SQL> CREATE TABLE badlog
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    data VARCHAR2(4000) ,
    error_date TIMESTAMP
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    SQL> create table IMPORT_HIST
    FILENAME varchar2(200),
    TABLE_NAME varchar2(200),
    NUM_OF_REC number,
    5) Finally run the PLSQL block and check if it is loading properly or not if not then check the badlog:
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    SQL> declare
    P_TABLE varchar2(200):=<>;
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    v_Return := TABLE_LOAD(
    P_DIR => P_DIR,
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