anonymous wrote:

According to the documentation I must add a field at the end of 2Bytes that will indicate the "EOL" Character

So if I populate my External table : exp_patient_demo

Insert into exp_patient_demo(patient_id, first_name, last_name, EOL_FIELD)
  select id_patient_master, first_name, last_name, ???
     from patient_master

How do I add the EOL character through a SQL qry

Helen Borrie answers:

Here's a "Firebird-support special" for you. I got it from Dmitry Sibriryakov. I don't know where he got it. :-))

Define a smallint column as the last column in the table:

alter table mytable
  add EOL_FIELD smallint default 2573;

Now, in DSQL, you can do this (assuming the file is for use on Windows):

Insert into exp_patient_demo(patient_id, first_name, last_name)
   values (whatever....)

That is, if you ignore the EOL character in your insert statement, the engine will write this 2-byte number automagically. The two bytes are of course 0D 0A which, in ascii, is ch(13)||ch(10). a.k.a. "CRLF".

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