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SQL Server 2005 Permissions Question - I think

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Hi,

I have the following SQL statement that returns the error shown.

BULK INSERT dbo.tablename FROM '\\server\xxx\filename' WITH (FIELDTERMINATOR = '|', ROWTERMINATOR = '');

Error message...
msg 4861, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Cannot bulk load because the file '\\server\xxx\filename' could not be opened. Operating system error code 5(Access is denied.).

I have added the SQL Service account as a user on the share and can see the file using that account.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Bill  
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To narrow down where the error is occurring, I recommend that you copy the file to the machine hosting the SQL Server instance and then test the bulk insert. As described above, it must be a folder to which which your account or the service account has access. If it works on a local file, but not a remote file, you may be hitting a double hop issue.
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Hi,

Just to follow up - still waiting on SQL admin to make the changes to see if that corrects the issue.

Thanks,

Bill
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Still not resolved.  Worked around using MS Access to load into SQL.

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