DATA PUMP ENHANCEMENTS

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DATA PUMP ENHANCEMENTS
This part of the section will focus on the important enhancements introduced in data pumps. There are quite a few useful additions, such as converting view into a table while exporting and turning off logging while import.
Turn off redo log generation
The new TRANSFORM option introduced in data pumps import provides the flexibility to turn off the redo generation for the objects during the course of import. When DISABLE_ARCHIVE_LOGGING values is specified with theTRANSFORM option, redo generation for the objects in the context will be turned off during the entire import duration. This feature provides a great relief when importing large tables, and reduces the excessive redo generation, which results in quicker imports. This attribute applies to tables and indexes.
This example demonstrates this feature:
$ ./impdp directory=dpump dumpfile=abcd.dmp logfile=abcd.log TRANSFORM=DISABLE_ARCHIVE_LOGGING:Y
Transport view as table
This is another improvement in the data pumps. With the new VIEWS_AS_TABLES option, you can unload the view data into a table. The following example describes how to unload views data into a table during export:
$ ./expdp directory=dpump dumpfile=abcd.dmp logfile=abcd.log views_as_tables=my_view:my_table

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