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Hello Experts

I am having troubles with a BCP program. I am trying to upload a CSV file but I keep on getting an error message. Please see the code and error message below. I have also included the FMT file.

Please help.
COMMAND TO PROCESS
bcp tblTemp in "test.csv" -T -f"test.fmt"
 
MESSAGE ON SCREEN
Starting copy...
SQLState = S1000, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]Unexpected EOF encountered in BCP data-file
 
0 rows copied.
Network packet size (bytes): 4096
Clock Time (ms.) Total     : 16
 
FORMAT FILE
9.0
3
1       SQLINT        0       4       ";"     1     ID                        ""
2       SQLCHAR       2       1024    ";"     2     Name                      SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
3       SQLCHAR       2       1024    ";\n"   3     Desc                      SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
 
FILE THAT I AM UPLOADING
1;a;b;

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by:Kyle Abrahams
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http://blogs.dotnetnerds.com/steve/archive/2005/10/17/25156.aspx

is ID an identity column?  Try turning that off and then inserting.
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by:Quai_Gon_Jin
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Sorry. No. ID is not an entity column. I am pretty sure that the problem has something to do with the fact that the delimiter is a semi colon and the row terminator is a new line \n
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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqltools/thread/4b794e09-ceae-4a3d-8920-fd52dc55cce0

Can you use BCP to export your data (eg: insert temporary in table) then find the correct format as text?
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I tried that. When I do then I get a semi binary and semi text table. I am very confident that the problem is with the row seperator. In a binary hex editor it looks like 0A which I am assuming should be /n. However I am sure that the row terminator is not being read correctly as a LN
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