Import CSV into Sql Server with OPENROWSET

Posted on 2010-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm trying to import a simple .csv into Sql Server 8 with OPENROWSET:

Select * FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
'Excel 8.0;Database=C:\IMPORTFILES\test.csv', 'SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]')

I get the following error:

Server: Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error.
OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80004005:  The provider did not give any information about the error.].

I have verified the .csv file is valid and can be opened in Excel.  I've done this is the past without errors, can't see what's wrong this time.
Question by:kevbob650
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You are using .csv wont you be using Microsoft Text Driver??

SELECT * FROM OPENROWSET('MSDASQL', 'Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)};DEFAULTDIR=C:\IMPORTFILES\;Extensions=CSV;','SELECT * FROM test.csv')

With Excel I have used please try to add IMEX=1

I have used this in SQL 2008
SL1.QTY = T1.QTY                  


(select * FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',

'Excel 8.0;DATABASE=D:\qty.xls;IMEX=1','Select * from [Results$]'))AS T1,

Stock SL1
and T1.Loc  = SL1.Loc

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