I need to know what my disadvantages are when using Perl DBI vs SQL Loader. I would like to use Perl DBI to input all values into my database, but everyone at work is telling me that when we have many rows to insert (200,000+) that contain sometimes lots of text in a column called text, Perl will load it really slowly compared to SQL Loader. What are my best options? I found Oracle::Sqlldr on CPAN. I'm trying to avoid writing my values to a text file to load with SQL Loader, if possible while still being able to load everything with enough speed that 500,000 rows don't take forever using Perl DBI.
Any help is much appreciated.
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