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is there a way to do a multiple insert to a table in sql
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In the same row?  Yes  
In multiple rows with a common criteria?  Yes.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa933206(v=sql.80).aspx
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by:singsunn
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into multiple rows with one common criteria.
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by:Crashman
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USE YourDB
GO
INSERT INTO MyTable (FirstCol, SecondCol)
SELECT 'First' ,1
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Second' ,2
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Third' ,3
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Fourth' ,4
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Fifth' ,5
GO

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by:Crashman
ID: 36816985
or
 INSERT INTO [t]
        (
          [camp1],
          [camp2],
          [camp3]
        )
 VALUES ( 1, 2, 3 ),
        ( 3, 4, 5 ),
        ( 6, 7, 8 ),
        ( 9, 10, 11 ),
        ( 12, 13, 14 )

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by:Paul MacDonald
ID: 36816999
Does...
     INSERT INTO TableName (Column1, Column2) VALUES (Value1, Value2) WHERE Criteria=Value
...not work?
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by:singsunn
ID: 36817019
values to be inserted are read from an xml file, so i don't know how many set of values there going to be.
do i need dynamic sql query or is it possible to do this in stored procedure?
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by:Paul MacDonald
ID: 36817029
I think you'd have to build the query dynamically.  You might be able to do this with a stored proc, but I'm not sure.
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by:Crashman
ID: 36817067
read this

http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2009/02/13/sql-server-simple-example-of-reading-xml-file-using-t-sql/

and use the
INSERT INTO TableX
select  field1,field2
FROM OPENXML ('Your parameters' )

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by:Paul MacDonald
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Nice.  Didn't know about that...
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>values to be inserted are read from an xml file, so i don't know how many set of values there going to be. <<
Instead of hypotheicals, why don't you post the schema (CREATE TABLE) to your table, a sample Xml file and how they are mapped (if it is not obvious) and we can give you a complete example using either OPENXML() if you are still using SQL Server 2000 compatibility or the newer Xml Data Type Methods if you are using SQL Server 2005 or greater.
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