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I want to migrate all the data from a CSV file to a new table in SQL.  However, I want to migrate only the records that are new.  There is an ID column that is unique to each record in my CSV file.  How do I import my data from CSV to SQL each time?
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by:liranp1
ID: 36493520
hi

i don't know much about DB's but from what i know you need to transfer the CSV to XML and then import the XML to SQL DB.
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by:al4629740
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how do I transfer it to xml?
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by:JHolycloud
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Here is the simplest idea :
  insert all your data from CSV file into temp table, from that temp table you could select the data which match your terms than insert them into your real table.
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by:mimran18
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Here is the sample
csvtest.txt
Drop TABLE CSVTest
Go
CREATE TABLE CSVTest
(ID INT,
FirstName VARCHAR(40),
LastName VARCHAR(40),
BirthDate SMALLDATETIME)
GO
Drop TABLE CSVtemp
Go
CREATE TABLE CSVtemp
(ID INT,
FirstName VARCHAR(40),
LastName VARCHAR(40),
BirthDate SMALLDATETIME)
GO
BULK
INSERT CSVtemp
FROM 'c:\csvtest.txt'
WITH
(
FIELDTERMINATOR = ',',
ROWTERMINATOR = '\n'
)
GO
--Check the existing data of the table and insert new records.
Insert into CSVTest SELECT *
FROM CSVtemp Where [ID] Not In (Select [ID] from CSVTest)
GO
--Select the main table.
SELECT *
FROM CSVTest
GO

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by:Alpesh Patel
ID: 36494959
OK Create SSIS Package and use the Look for Check ID is available in Destination if not then insert else do nothing.

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