Copy & Paste Imports from Excel to Oracle using SQL Developer

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Oh, I so DO love hearing about things that ‘we cannot do.’ This morning I read that in an article that Oracle doesn’t allow you to copy data from Excel and paste directly to a table.


Add as many rows as you want and paste from your spreadsheet.

Add as many rows as you want and paste from your spreadsheet.

In the video you see me selecting the cells in the Oracle table editor before pasting the new ones in, but you don’t actually need to do that. Just make sure you start the paste from the first new cell, and that you have enough new rows to paste into.

You can also use the following keystroke to add new rows, just hold down Ctrl+I until you have what you need.

If you’re going to be dealing with interesting data types or a LARGE amount of data, then please use our official data importer.

I’m always a fan of easy and fast. Under the right circumstances, this definitely qualifies.

For those of you already fans of our Import Wizard, you can look forward to some enhancements in an upcoming version of SQL Developer. Stay tuned 🙂

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