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Processing cubes directly from .csv files (bypassing SQL Server overheads)

G'day,

I am considering the possibility of using the .csv file of data I currently have to process cubes, without transferring the data first into SQL Server DBs (with DTS). I am wondering if this is possible or I should accept the overheads associated with dealing with the data in the database (I'm looking for the most efficient way to create cubes). I got the idea for this from noticing the Microsoft Text Driver in the ODBC connections on my machine; does this connection allow me to bypass the database? If not, what is the MS Text Driver for?

Thank-you very much for any help!
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ispalenyCommented:
1. Use semicolon-delimited file c:\test.csv
2. create view viTest as
select *
from OpenRowset('MSDASQL', 'Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)};DefaultDir=c:\;','select * from test.csv')
3. Use this view

Good luck!
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