SharePoint - Importing other metadata describing a PDF document from SQL

I have patient charts scanned as PDF files that have a SQL Primary Key used as the file name excepting the '.pdf' extension.  I intend to load the PDF files into a MS SharePoint document library that I have created. I have defined other special metadata columns for this library such as
"Last Name"
"First Name"
"Date Of Birth"
"Age"
etc etc...
This information exists in a SQL table. My hope is to import this data into the document library and populate the correct metadata fields - but how is this done? If this were ASP.NET and I was using a grid I would try to use a JOIN query.  Can anyone suggest the best approach ?
Would I have to use a third party control or maybe a bit of code in SPD?  
bcombeAsked:
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ardukCommented:
assuming you are using code to upload the files, you could upload the file, retrieve the metadata from the SQL Server database, and then set the properties of the file that you uploaded in the document library (This can probably actually be done in a single step - ie upload with properties, however I can't recall the specific methods at the moment).

If I was to approach this, first I would create the document library with the appropriate columns.
I would probably look at writing a .net console app, and use the Sharepoint web services to upload the file, and set the metadata of the file.

Check out:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/sharepoint/File_Shunter.aspx

There are plenty of other pages with more info as well.

If you didn't want to use the web services, you can also use the object model, however this will require that you deploy the application to the sharepoint web server so that the appropriate libraries are available.

Hope this helps.
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bcombeAuthor Commented:
Hi Arduk - I apologize for delay in reverting back. I looked at the article and and it looks do-able with some tweaking - have you implemented anything like this yourself ? Some of the CAML is still mysterious to me.
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ardukCommented:
Yes - I have used it - I based my code on this article - you don't need to know too much CAML - just set it up like in the article, using your field names rather than the field names in the articles - you don't have to understand too much - just make sure it works on a test doc lib before doing the real thing ;)
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bcombeAuthor Commented:
Thanks Arduk - I got waist deep in the guidence you provided but started using the Bamboo tool for this as I ran out of time and had to have a dummy proof method for end users.
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