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Microsoft SQL Server's bulk copy utility

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bcp import from CSV producing strange results

I am trying to automate the monthly import of a CSV (created by pandas/Python) into a table in SQL Server 13.0.4001. There are 100k+ rows and 20+ rows in each import, and I do not have BULK INSERT ...
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BCP Insert through View vs Manual insert

Consider the following code use tempdb go drop table if exists ImportTest1; create table ImportTest1 ( Column1 int null, Column2 int null, NewColumn int null ); insert into ImportTest1 select 1,...
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How to use bcp in on a table with an indexed view in SQL Server

I'm using SQL Server 2017 and want to use "bcp in" in a script to populate tables in several databases. I am unable to import data into a table that has an indexed view. The following is an ...
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SQL Server Database Migration from old data type to new SQL Server with new data type (VLDB)

I have a database sized 25+ TB. There are objects (almost all tables has) with nvarchar data typed columns with partitions. Recently we realized there is no necessity for maintaining nvarchar data ...
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cmdshell query Error "not a valid identifier"

I've included the entire code USE [JCIHistorianADX2New] GO /****** Object: StoredProcedure [dbo].[GetADX2PointsDyn] Script Date: 10/18/2021 5:45:38 AM ******/ SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET ...
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Unable to open BCP host data-file with AzureDB

I'm trying to load a simple file with a single column from my local machine into my database which is located on Azure. Both file and folder are set with read/write permissions to EVERYONE but it ...
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after insert trigger not firing after inserting with bcp

content of csv file TEST_1|sl2sysxbar301.dv.local|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 0, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 5528, 'event_string': 'ENERGY_CTRL_RIGHT_PROX_DOWN', '...
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How to BCP export three related tables in a transaction consistent manner?

Have three related tables that I would like to bcp export to file(s). This three tables have relationships to each other. Is there a good way to bcp export these tables in a transactionally ...
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Unable to resolve column level collations

This whole stored procedure is to generate a csv file into the mention folder where file is getting generated but the headers are missing. --Adding missing headers into the file---- DECLARE @...
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BCP cannot read table created in the same transaction when executed from Control-M

How to export global temp table using BCP when original process locks table for BCP? We created our own exporting procedure where we provide SELECT or table_name and procedure stores data to global ...
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Why BCP creates such big files?

I'm creating some reports via BCP to be sent via emails. create TABLE ##tempsss ( create TABLE ##JOB_DataAssociacao_verContrato ( F1 VARCHAR(6) ,F2 VARCHAR(200) ...
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Problem with decimal point setting in Windows

I am using bcp.exe from a SQL Server 2017 installation on Windows 10 (build 19041). The OS language is English (US) but I use scandinavian settings for date, time, currency and decimal delimiter - the ...
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OPENROWSET Bulk insert Text File NULL Columns

I need to automate a weekly import of .txt log files into a SQL database. I have already created my table, format file and can get some of the data to work using OPENROWSET BULK, but the data from the ...
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How to use BCP Utility queryout in a network path with crededential (login required) for SQL Server

I'm having a hard time figuring out on how can I export my selected table in a network path that requires login credentials. 'bcp "select ''StudentName'' UNION ALL SELECT StudentName AS ...
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Creating a Format File For Bulk import

So when I try implementing this query: BCP -SMSSQLSERVER01.[Internal_Checks].[Jan_Flat] format out ^ -fC:\Desktop\exported data\Jan_FlatFormat.fmt -c -T -UUGmn91 -SMSSQLSERVER01 -PChan I am getting ...
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How to load a table using BCP

Context: I created a dump of a sql table in XML (Including data and schema) using this command from the command prompt. BCP "SELECT * FROM Database.Schema.TableName FOR XML AUTO, XMLSCHEMA" ...
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What's the best way to migrate a database to a server of a lower SQL version?

I have Database A on SQL Server 1 that is SQL Server version 2016. I need to migrate it to Server 2 that is SQL Server version 2012. Database A is pretty small, only about 5 GB total. I don't think ...
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Importing a single large table in Azure

I have an existing DB called MyDb in Azure SQL Server. I have a bacpac of another DB with several tables in it. I'm interested in importing one single table (that table has no FK, it makes things ...
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Does ordinal position of columns matter for SQL Server replication

I am setting up replication on SQL Server 2017. Transaction replication with push subscriptions such that many smaller database are replicated into a single larger database for reporting. The ...
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How to copy table content before deleting to flat file using BCP

I have created stored procedure where, I delete data in any given time. I want to save the records to a flat file before deleting in case I need to import the data back to table. I DO NOT want to call ...
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Can I bulk insert into an empty page-compressed table and get full compression?

I have a lot of large tables (around 10 million wide rows) which need to be regularly loaded into SQL Server 2016 for read-only reporting. I would like these tables to be as small as possible on disk, ...
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What would be an appropiate BatchSize for bulk insert 34 GB of data (JSON files) into SQL Azure?

I got like 25,000 JSON files whose size (in average) is 1.2 MB (also, the average of records per JSON is 5,000), and the total size is like 34 GB. I have been reviewed the BCP utility from SQL Server, ...
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exporting a sql view to a csv file

Whilst I can just about script to pull data via queries, I'm finding it very difficult to figure out how to export the results of a query to a .csv file and save in a network storage location (novice ...
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Errors with trying to run a stored procedure with local file output

I'm trying to run a stored procedure that I'm passing some variables to. The output is being writted to a CSV file on a local file share. The CSV file gets created, but I'm hitting some errors ...
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Unable to open BCP host data-file

Having an issue with exporting files to a network drive via the BCP host data file. There is no problem in exporting a file to the C drive of the machine that the SQL Server is installed on, however ...
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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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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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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 ...