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Microsoft SQL Server's bulk copy utility

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Can BCP Out cause resource contention

I had these two things running in parallel in the same database - BCP "SELECT * FROM [ServerName].[DatabaseName].[dbo].[TableName] WITH (NOLOCK)" queryout "\\LocationToMyOutputFile\TableName.csv" -c ...
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Sybase ASE 16.0 BCP in character problem

I am using SYBASE ASE 16.0 and in my tables i have some values like "KOCAELİ", "İZMİR", "TALATPAŞA" . They are readable in csv file however when i put database with bcp in command, i have ...
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bcp: dsn specified an unsupported driver

A straight-forward call to bcp works on linux and not on windows. Ubuntu ~$ /opt/mssql-tools/bin/bcp "select @@version as v" queryout foo.csv \ -D -S mydsn -c -U myuser -t, -r '\n' -P '...' ...
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How to send parameters to BCP inside dynamic sql using sp_executesql

We are trying to run a BCP-query dynamically to put some data to files. However, when using the following code, it does not seem that sp_executesql understands that @RId inside the BCP query is a ...
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How to troubleshoot “BCP copy in failed”

I have a table that looks something like this in a SQL server database in Azure: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[TableName]( [col01] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [col02] [varchar](255) NOT NULL, [col03] [...
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Get Headers from SQL Table

I am looking for a way to dynamically get the headers from a table without having to write them (select 'header1' as "header1"...., 'header50' as "header50" from MyTable) It doesn't work above a ...
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How do I handle the “Invalid field size for datatype” when using bcp?

I'm trying to get a database into Azure SQL Database using bcp, but first I'm trying to get it to load into a local database on my dev machine. I've only used bcp once before, years ago, so I'm a ...
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Unexpected EOF encountered in BCP data-file

I am trying to load a dump file into a SQL Server table using bcp.exe but it fails to insert one row. Input Data File Content [\\\\SERVER\INPUT_SOURCE_FILE.DAT]: COL001|||COL002|||COL003XXDATA001|||...
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BCP via Linux Centos 7, cannot connect to Azure SQL

I installed sqlcmd, bcp and odbc 17 for microsoft. then I connected to Azure SQL with SQLCMD - it worked OK then I tried to import some data with BCP and i got an error I use: bcp schema....
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Use non-printable characters in SQL Server BCP xml format file as TERMINATOR

I have a flat-text data file containing records which fields are separated by the non printable character "File Separator" (0x1c). I am trying to use SQL Server's bcp utility to load this data into my ...
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how to delete the file which is open in bcp.exe

I have run the bcp command in query window to generate the tsv file. In between I cancelled the query. I tried to kill the SPID. But it is killed/rollback. I tried to delete the tsv file in server. ...
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How to save a varchar(MAX) to a file?

For my own records I have a table in one of my servers where I like to save my activities and scripts the table definition is: IF OBJECT_ID('[dbo].[activity]') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE [dbo].[...
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Exporting to Excel from SQL Server - BCP Using a Stored Procedure Headers not shown

I am running a Stored procedure to export data to an Excel sheet. Issue is that The column headers are being displayed at the bottom or they are missing at times. What am I missing here ? SQL Server ...
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MSSql bcp transaction rollback on error

I am trying to bulk insert data from a file to MS SQL Server using the bcp utility but it is not functioning as I expect it to with regard to errors. I want to understand what I'm doing incorrectly or ...
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Is BulkCopy available for SQL-Server 2012 [closed]

Is BulkCopy still supported by SQL-Server 2012?
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bcp command Incorrect syntax near '�'. Character is actually: “ä”

I have mssql-server and mssql-tools installed on Ubuntu (Linux). When I try to export data with the bcp command using the following command-line: bcp DBname.dbo.Täble_Name out Täble_Name -c -k -...
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Exporting/Importing data from SQL Server 2014 to PostgreSQL 9.5 with tab delimited files

Not sure if anyone has run into this problem before and I am going a little bit crazy. I am exporting a table from SQL Server 2014 using BCP to a tab delimited text file and then uploading the file ...
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Very large SQL Server 2016 result sets (over 75 GB) to a CSV file?

What is the best way to get very large SQL Server 2016 result sets (over 75 GB) to a CSV file? The engineers need this output to look for correlations. The bcp route for a 73.5 GB file filled up ...
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BCP woes: Unexpected EOF encountered in BCP data-file

I have a table defined as such: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[IpMetadata]( [StartIp] [bigint] NOT NULL, [EndIp] [bigint] NOT NULL, [CountryCode] [char](10) NOT NULL, [ProxyType] [varchar](50) ...
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Sql server bulk insert remove text qualifier

I have a flat file having hundred thousand of records separated by special kind of character, I have used format file for removing that text qualifier. Works fine with comma separated file. Note: I ...
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Bulk insert top 1000 rows from a big flat file

I have a massive flat file having hundreds of millions rows. I only want to insert the top 1000 of them. How can I do this?
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Close BCP window without seeing it finish

A user executes the following bcp command locally to import data into SQL Server database. bcp TEST_DB.dbo.TEST_TABLE IN TEST_TABLE.dat -N -T Generally, the command prompt window may display ...
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bcp error: date invalid date format

I'm a bcp newbie. I want to insert a large file. I'm having a hard time uploading datetime format. Table SQL: "Create Table dbo.my_test ( " + \ "transaction_id BIGINT ," + \ "transaction_no ...
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bcp command inserts 0 rows copied

I'm a bcp newbie and I want to insert a large file. After bunch of errors I made the following toy example, that I'm trying to use in order to build a baseline that I can build on. Table SQL: "...
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Export data using bcp to deal with corrupted data

I am getting consistency errors while running DBCC CHECKDB on a table that has corrupted rows on SQL Server 2014. I am running into corruption errors after the first 30,000 rows (total 1.4 million (14 ...
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Can SQL Server's BCP output to multiple gzip compressed files?

I've been looking into bcp.exe on SQL Server and am wondering if its abilities are limited to what the documentation actually says... Is there no native way to output to multiple files? And ...
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Error in “BCP IN” operation

I have a table in 2 different database. In Database_A, there is a table created as: CREATE TABLE tbl_Employee( E_Id int null ,E_Name varchar(24) not null ,Joining_Date datetime not null ...
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Issue while using BCP

I am trying to add data from a text file into SQL Server Database Table. Sample Data from text file (I donot know how to attach file here so added image sample) : I first used Import/Export option ...
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Insert more rows at a time using bcp

User is using the bcp command to load data from a Linux command prompt. As of now it is loading 1000 rows at a time. There are 9970001000 total rows to send to SQL Server. If he wants to insert more ...
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Commands creating format files to import txt file into sql server

I'm trying to create a format file using bcp utility following the instructions on this page: Using a format file to bulk import data https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178129(v=sql.105)....
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Bulk exporting SQL Server 7 data and bulk importing it to SQL Server 2008 R2

Like the title suggests, I want to bulk export data within an sql server 7.0 database into a file and then import it to an sql server 2008 r2 database, I did the following, I first typed this command ...
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Use Distinct With Cast As XML

Can you run Distinct() on XML? I ask because if you look at this garbage data, it produces this error output SQLState = 37000, NativeError = 402 Error = [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10....
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BCP To Show Full Text Values

I have a long varchar field that I am exporting to a csv with BCP. The export goes as it should, however in the actual cell itself the csv file shows X.XXXXXX+13 instead of XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Am I ...
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Problem with bcp

I am trying to load my table with some data using bcp. Below is the bcp command that I am using bcp Job.DBO.FileWatch in ABC.txt -C -t\t -S server\rept -T -f bcp1.fmt The schema of the FileWatch ...
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BCP export more rows per batch to file (queryout)

I am using Windows 10 and running this straight from the command prompt (Administrator). Is there a way to change the row count being output to a text file? BCP "SELECT * FROM db.dbo.table WHERE ...
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BCP code to extract a large amount of data from MS SQL Server

I have been using Python to perform a SQL query and retrieve data from the previous date every day since June and load it into a Postgres database which is local. Each date has about 2 million rows ...
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BCP neither gives results nor outputs anything when using valid statements but it does throw errors when passing invalid parameters

I have to use bcp command-line tool to export data from an SQL Server database to a file in a Red Hat server. I am (apparently) using valid statements but bcp is not producing any kind of output/...
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Image Data Type Export Different with BCP vs SSIS

I have a Stored Procedure process(scheduled SQL Job) created using BCP to export PDF file data from a image datatype to a PDF file on a network share. Due to a client request, I'm wanting to ...
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Error: Invalid object for global temporary table

I'm new to stored procedure & my application requirement is to collect data in global temporary table & bulk copy using bcp. I'm calling stored procedure, which copies data into global ...
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How to use Case Statement with BCP

I am using BCP as follows, bcp "SELECT * FROM [dbo].[GpsPoint] where id in (551043, 551044, 551045)" -n This works 100%. I have omitted the rest of it because it is just server, user, password ...
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BCP utility:“Copy direction must be either 'in', 'out' or 'format'”

I moved a SQL Agent job from a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to a 2016 instance. The job called a PowerShell script which in turn called bcp.exe. After moving the job, I receive this error: Copy ...
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SSIS slow performance to insert short rows

(Edit: I changed the post after some more explicative tests) I'm experiencing a lack of performance between a SSIS server (name: Server1) and MSSQL server (name: 7551) when my ETL inserts rows of ...
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Copying Partitioned table data to another table on different SQL Server

We have a partition table on Production environment with 2338117620 rows and 206 partitions. Now we have to copy only last 2 year data in Test environment. But the problem is that , Import Export ...
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Use BCP To Copy When Data Has Apostrophe In It

Anytime my data has an apostrophe in it, the data is automatically split into the next field (which is skewing the result set). Let's say this is my DDL Create Table OneTwoThree ( userid varchar(...
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BCP To Copy Headers

I am using a stored procedure to populate a table with the data that I need. I am then using BCP to copy the data to a .csv file. This process works, the one thing it is missing is that BCP is not ...
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File size when extracting from SQL Server to CSV

I am attempting to extract a table to CSV using BCP from SQL Server 2014 and the size of the file once the data is extracted is actually larger than the size of the database itself. One thing to note ...
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“Unable to Open BCP host data-file” using xp_cmdshell from SSMS but command line works

I have a stored procedure that runs on a job every once in a while to BCP some files left by an application I've written. I noticed the files were piling up and BCP wasn't picking them up so I ...
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Make queries and BCP faster on a very large table

This question is somewhat of a continuation to this: Huge data and performance in SQL Server, but different enough to merit its own question. I'm going to copy and paste some of the text from that ...
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bcp copy from snapshot failed due to snap being in transition

We have a SQL job that runs each night to perform a data extract and import function. The job performs against a snapshot and copies from several tables in a serial loop. Today the job reported the ...
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Insert custom header row in BCP output

Long story short we have a database here that manages some employee data such as email, first name, last name, etc. Our company bought into this SAP Based expense report system :| that needs an ...