troubleshooting Question

Bulk Insert Row Terminator

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Hi,

i got a flat file which i would like to Bulk insert into a table

Flatfile Format

1,2,3,4,5/n
1,2,3,4/n
1/n

So the problem that i have is, that Bulk insert is only looking for the row terminator in the last column.

So the table would look like this:
col1 col2 col3 col4 col5
1      2     3      4     5
1      2     3      4     1

Instead of
col1 col2 col3 col4 col5
1      2     3      4     5
1      2     3      4    
1

Is there a way to give the row terminator a higher priority or something?
I guess i would have the same issue with xml format files.
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Brendt Hess
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