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NULL value in column using bcp


NULL value in column using bcp

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I am using bcp to insert data into a table. For just one column, i am getting NULL values as character 'NULL'. How can we deal with it ? I was checking in MS site and it gives one -k option which specifies that "empty columns should retain a null value during the operation, rather than have any default values for the columns inserted".

However I'm looking for a solution where the NULL should be treated as NULL value and not 'NULL' string for just one column. Can anyone suggest what to do ?
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I'll try using blank value rather than NULL in txt file.
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A NULL value in a CSV file is two delimiters with nothing between them. You're not using the actual word 'NULL' in your file are you? Also, do you have a trigger that might be converting a real NULL to the word 'NULL' in that one column?

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