[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

row terminator in Bulk Insert SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2011-03-10
7
Medium Priority
?
838 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
i get an extract daily via ftp that was a text file that is now compressed and having a .gz extension and is now binary. my bulk insert was working without a ROWTERMINATOR when it  was a .txt file, but since its been .gz I get
Msg 4866, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The bulk load failed. The column is too long in the data file for row 1, column 33. Verify that the field terminator and row terminator are specified correctly.

I added a ROWTERMINATOR = '\r\n' to no avail. The file is an extract from Oracle. I can import the file into access no problem. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim
0
Comment
Question by:jmoss111
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:knightEknight
ID: 35098558
.gz is a compressed file -- you need to un-compress it first using the gzip command like this:

  gzip.exe  -d  myfile.gz
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:knightEknight
ID: 35098568
Run the above from a command prompt in the same folder where your file resides.  If you don't have gzip.exe you can download it from several places - just google.
0
 
LVL 18

Author Comment

by:jmoss111
ID: 35098587
yes i do uncompress the file and i have the problem with the extracted .txt file and not by trying to load the .gz file

0
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:knightEknight
ID: 35099629
I'm guessing then that the file comes from a unix/linux environment.  Have you tried setting ROWTERMINATOR='\n'   or  ROWTERMINATOR='\r'  ?
0
 
LVL 18

Author Comment

by:jmoss111
ID: 35103934
the file did come from unix/Oracle and i tried ROWTERMINATOR = '\r\n'  and ROWTERMINATOR = '\n' and ROWTERMINATOR = '\r'
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
jmoss111 earned 0 total points
ID: 35109677
i downloaded todos.exe and ran that against my files... problem solved
0
 
LVL 18

Author Closing Comment

by:jmoss111
ID: 35145516
i found a workable solution
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Why is this different from all of the other step by step guides?  Because I make a living as a DBA and not as a writer and I lived through this experience. Defining the name: When I talk to people they say different names on this subject stuff l…
When trying to connect from SSMS v17.x to a SQL Server Integration Services 2016 instance or previous version, you get the error “Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer failed with the following error: 'The specified service …
Via a live example, show how to backup a database, simulate a failure backup the tail of the database transaction log and perform the restore.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.
Suggested Courses

611 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question