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Posted Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:30 PM
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Sorry, I just realised this was under Server 2000. Re-posted under 2005.

Hi all,
I have tried searching but cannot find a specific answer to my problem.

I am using BCP with a native file format (-n not using -N) to extract data for a delta load.

Using the main database, this works fine. The problem comes about when I have to pull data directly from a source database.

The source database is a clone of a SIEBEL database put onto a SQL Server 2005 instance.

The problem is, I belive, an issue with the date format in the extract file.

BCP statement:
WHERE LAST_UPD BETWEEN (DATE) AND (DATE)" queryout [FileName] -n -q -S[LocalServer] -T >[LogFile]

When I try to import into a table using bulk insert (for testing- this will happen in the final product) Bulk insert statement:
BULK INSERT [database].dbo.[Table_Name]
FROM '[sourceFile]';
DATAFILETYPE = 'native',

I get an error:
Msg 4863, Level 16, State 4, Line 1
Bulk load data conversion error (truncation) for row1, column 2 (Created_Date).

I have tride changing the datetime columns to char(500) data types, and I get the following error message:
Msg 4866, Level 16, State 7, Line 1
The bulk load failed. The column is too long in the data file for row 1, column 2. Verify that the field terminator and row terminator are specified correctly

When I use a unicode BCP statement (with a -w switch) with nominated field and row terminators, the table loads fine.

There is, however, a requirement to use the native file formats for the final product.

SQL Server 2005 service pack 3

Source database is a Clone of SIEBEL 7 stored on a SQL Server 2005 database.
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Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 5:41 AM


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Hi All,

Even i am also facing the same problem, Any quick response is helpfull.

Thank you,
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