Default: False
Range: True or False
Related parameters: alpha_error_cutoff, display_bad_data

The parameter discard_data_errors instructs the Client to write all records with data errors to the discard file tablename.bad, located in the discards subdirectory of the working directory. If you set this parameter to False, the Client loads the record into the database with the affected column set to NULL or with the affected characters changed to question marks (?). Setting this parameter to True forces the alpha_error_cutoff parameter to 0 so that no errors are tolerated before the Client declares the field bad. For more information, see alpha_error_cutoff.