SQL Server 2005, Load Excel File, UniqueIdentifier

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to load about 30,000 rows of data into a table in SQL Server that contains a UniqueIdentifier column. (Which is the primary key). The data is contained in an Excel file.

I am using the import tool from Toad to try to load the data, but it keeps getting rejected because of this particular column. (I heard that people using the import tool for SQL Server encounter the same problem).

Does anyone know a workaround for this? The Excel file has about 29 columns of data with this one column being the problem.

Thanks so much.
jonsuns7Asked:
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mmr159Commented:
If you want SQL to create a unique id for this data:

- Remove the id column from inclusion in Excel, add NEWID() in its place

If you want to keep the unique id that Excel has:

- Check your data... UniqueIdentifier columns may not have IDENTITY constraints so this isn't a case of SQL rejecting data it believes it should be creating.
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Alpesh PatelAssistant ConsultantCommented:
This great to exclude from source to insert. and create new id runtime. but it has references then it will create problem. let do as per the situation.
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jonsuns7Author Commented:
I actually used the NEWID() as the default value for the uniqueidentifier column. This caused all imports to automatically allow the column to self generate values and did not block any rows from being imported.
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mmr159Commented:
>I actually used the NEWID() as the default value for the uniqueidentifier column

seems awfully similar to my suggestion...

>Remove the id column from inclusion in Excel, add NEWID() in its place
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