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Pull "unformatted" data into existing table structure via SSIS?


Pull "unformatted" data into existing table structure via SSIS?

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Jeff Moden
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BWAAA-HAAA!!!! opc.three and a lot of others are going to hate me for this.

This is an easy task in T-SQL using xp_CmdShell, dynamic SQL to build "BCP out" commands to build a format file for each table programmatically. Then you don't even need SSIS because you can then use BULK INSERT right from T-SQL using the format files. In fact, even the BULK INSERT commands can be built programmatically with just a smidgin of forethought and planning. It only needs to be done once so hopefully no one gets too cranky about using the wonderful tool known as "xp_CmdShell". ;-)

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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.
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Barkingdog (3/14/2013)
Thank you very much!

edm2

You're quite welcome!

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