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Hi all,
I am running SQL Server 2008R2 and trying to import .csv file data into a table.
The problem is that i have some values in the file that are missing (NULL).
Data:

1,
9999000002,
8888000004,
7777000019,0016000000KOCoG
7777000020,0016000000fGXCb
6666000021,
5555000022,



Table:

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[A](
[coid] [varchar](256) NULL,
[said] [varchar](15) NULL
);



Code:

bulk insert dbo.A
from 'C:\TEMP\temp.csv'
with (
fieldterminator = ','
,rowterminator = ''
);



Error:

Msg 4864, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Bulk load data conversion error (type mismatch or invalid character for the specified codepage) for row 1, column 1 (coid).



Question: is there way to filter NULL values? Perhaps there is another way, besides bulk insert to do it?

Thanks,
Jeff Moden
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rightontarget (11/12/2013)
Hi all,
I am running SQL Server 2008R2 and trying to import .csv file data into a table.
The problem is that i have some values in the file that are missing (NULL).
Data:

1,
9999000002,
8888000004,
7777000019,0016000000KOCoG
7777000020,0016000000fGXCb
6666000021,
5555000022,



Table:

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[A](
[coid] [varchar](256) NULL,
[said] [varchar](15) NULL
);



Code:

bulk insert dbo.A
from 'C:\TEMP\temp.csv'
with (
fieldterminator = ','
,rowterminator = ''
);



Error:

Msg 4864, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Bulk load data conversion error (type mismatch or invalid character for the specified codepage) for row 1, column 1 (coid).



Question: is there way to filter NULL values? Perhaps there is another way, besides bulk insert to do it?

Thanks,

Stop using a blank as a row terminatior and this problem will go away.

--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.
If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair

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Just to expand a little on Jeff's answer. You can use as the row terminator (new line character).
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