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David Burrows (10/31/2013)
My solution (bet Jeff picks holes in it )

Create a format file containing...

No. You're absolutely on the same track I was going to go with except I might play with the terminators a bit more. The problem is that the op just posted a format that doesn't look like any of the data he posted. You know me... I don't like to post code that I have tested and I can't test because I don't actually know what the op's data actually looks like.

--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

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