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I have a table: TableTest in Mircosoft SQL Server that I would like to get updated on a regular basis when the Update.txt file get updated. The txt file reside on the SQL server

All the content of the txt file need to replace the content of the table once the text file get updated.

Should I write a store procedure for this and if so? How do I do this?
Text File: Update.Txt

V04510;5/28/2009;00729783;Q10070849I;9/29-30/07 RMB INV#22738;156;SHORT, JUDY

Table TableTest

SELECT TOP 1000 [Vendor Number]
      ,[Date]
      ,[Check Number]
      ,[Reference Number]
      ,[Description]
      ,[Payment Amount]
      ,[payee]
  FROM [AdvancePayroll].[dbo].[TableTest]
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I tend to try and do this in two steps:

1) run a batch file as a scheduled task on whatever interval you need.  The body works well like this (assuming sqlcmd):

sqlcmd -S Yourserver\instancename -U username -P password -i "C:\script.sql"

alternately, you can use a trusted connection

sqlcmd -S yourserver\instancename -E -i "C:\script.sql"

If you do not specify the instance name, you may run into what appear to be funky connectivity errors.

2) store the body of the script in a file with a .sql extension (referenced above as C:\script.sql).  This would contain something to the effect of:

BULK INSERT [AdvancePayroll].[dbo].[TableTest]
    FROM 'c:\update.txt'
    WITH
    (
        FIELDTERMINATOR = ';',
        ROWTERMINATOR = '\n'
    )

Refer to this article for BCP examples:

http://sqlserver2000.databases.aspfaq.com/how-do-i-load-text-or-csv-file-data-into-sql-server.html
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