Fix the table to match the data or pound the tar out of the people providing the bad data.
If you're asking for how to easily detect and record such problems, that where the error handling of both BCP and BULK INSERT come into play. Both actually have the capability of detecting, reporting on, and sequestering bad rows while continuing to load good rows. You just have to read how to do it in the documentation for both.
is pronounced "ree-bar
" and is a "Modenism
" for R
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
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8
is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)