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import text file in sql 2005

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i have a text file. I want to import it in table in sql 2005.that table has 8 fields.whn importing text file first 4 fields are in first line and next 2 in 2nd and rest 2 in last line. I want all 8 fields in one line. plz guide.
Dec 1 '08 #1
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Since you are using SQL 2005, once way (where you would have more control over the import) is to use write a CLR stored procedure, that will read the file using a StreamReader that loops through the file and treats each 3 lines (and multiples thereof) as a single record and inserts into the table.
If you go this way, remember you can use Context Connection = True to refer to the database that you are calling to CLR SP from...

Hope this helps
Dec 1 '08 #2

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What's the text file type? Delimited? Fixed?

-- CK
Dec 2 '08 #3

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