I want to use BCP to load data from a text file.
By default, constraints are turned off in bcp, so I use the CHECK_CONSTRAINTS hint.
bcp aborts if ANY of the rows contains a FK violation. No data get loaded.
So if I add the -b 1 batch size option, it loads all data UNTIL the first FK violation, but nothing after that.
I want to load EVERYTHING ... except for the violations. But bcp won't let me. Is there a way?
Yes, there is. If you take a look in Books Online for the BCP command, you'll find that the -m parameter changes the number of allowable errors. You can also use the -e parameter to identify a file where the error rows can be stored for validation and rework. Set the batch size back to at least 50,000, set -m to a very large number (like 2 billion), and let 'er rip.
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