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To Create Formatfile.

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How to create a formatfile.

Suppose I want to create a format file C:\Mateen.fmt

If
ServerName:    sdmsrv
UserName   :    sa
Password    :    xyz

then what would be the exact syntax.

Actually I have read the help file, but I am unable to design errorfree syntax.
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batchakamalCommented:
It is nothing to do with ur server name, user name and password.

1. It is a text file with .fmt extension.
2. This is used to import the data from a text file to a table, with the format specified in the format file.
3. This is used with BULK INSERT

Put some lines of data sample and table syntax. Then I can write you the error free format file.

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batchakamalCommented:
It is nothing to do with the user name , server name and password.

1. Format file is used with BULK INSERT statement, to import a data file into a table.
2. This can be created using Notepad with .fmt extension
3. If you put some sample data and the table syntax, then we can help you in designing the format file without errors.
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batchakamalCommented:
It is nothing to do with the user name , server name and password.

1. Format file is used with BULK INSERT statement, to import a data file into a table.
2. This can be created using Notepad with .fmt extension
3. If you put some sample data and the table syntax, then we can help you in designing the format file without errors.
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batchakamalCommented:

It is nothing to do with the user name , server name and password.

1. Format file is used with BULK INSERT statement, to import a data file into a table.
2. This can be created using Notepad with .fmt extension
3. If you put some sample data and the table syntax, then we can help you in designing the format file without errors.
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batchakamalCommented:

It is nothing to do with the user name , server name and password.

1. Format file is used with BULK INSERT statement, to import a data file into a table.
2. This can be created using Notepad with .fmt extension
3. If you put some sample data and the table syntax, then we can help you in designing the format file without errors.
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