Actually, just had cause to revisit this particular thread...
... and it just dawned on me that tests in the article are not measuring the performance of each method... the tests are measuring how well each method runs a loop which has nothing to do with transferring data to a file. If you want a real test, build a table with desired number of rows (100k for example) and then simply select from that table using each method. The results will be drastically different.
Here's how to build a 100k row table of numbers in an eye-blink...
SELECT TOP 100000
IDENTITY(INT,1,1) AS N
FROM Master.dbo.SysColumns sc1,
And, yeah... where is the test for BCP?
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)