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Loader can execute Loader commands and SQL statements.


Creating a Database Session

You can execute the Loader commands and SQL statements for exporting and importing data only after you have successfully started a database session. This ensures that only suitably authorized owners can export and import.

More information: Opening a Session: Loader Commands

Exporting and Importing

One of the main functions of Loader is to export and import (Transformation) the database catalog, parts of the database catalog, and application data. A range of Loader commands and associated syntax elements are available for this purpose: Exporting/Importing: Loader Commands

You can change column values using the UPDATE COLUMNS command.

As of SAP MaxDB version 7.7, Database Studio database tool provides a GUI for Loader. More information: Database Studio

SQL Statements

Loader can execute the SQL statements required for exporting and importing. DDL statements, in particular, are vital for importing data (SQL Reference Manual: SQL Statements: Overview). Database queries, however, return only status messages. COMMIT and ROLLBACK statements are only active in the mode AUTOCOMMIT OFF (AUTOCOMMIT Command).