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Transferring data from unix box to Sql server in windows

I have a cobol application in solaris unix server.   how to transfer data from cobol application to Sql server in windows .
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venkataramanaiahsr
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David ToddSenior DBACommented:
Hi,

Do you have a cobol odbc driver that is appropriate to install on the SQL box and then use SSIS to connect to cobol? Probably not.

What formats can cobol export data in? csv/tab/etc.

I suggest that the best you'll get is to export to text and then use SSIS to import text to SQL, possibly some staging tables, and then use T-SQL scripts to clean data and merge into main tables.

Is this a one=off, or a regularly repeated process (daily/weekly/monthly)?

Regards
  David
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venkataramanaiahsrAuthor Commented:
It is a legacy cobol application which is storing data in files.

I need to bring this data on a regular basis. currently  the data is getting exported to text file from cobol file and then transferred to windows folder and then read by sql server.

Is there any other easy method. You said SSIS. Can SSIS directly read the file in solaris unix box or it has to be transferred to windows folder and then read
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Jim P.Commented:
You should be able to create a share on the solaris box that is readable by windows and/or SQL. So then it would be a matter of picking the file up from there and processing it.
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David ToddSenior DBACommented:
Hi,

You can use SSIS to automate some of your current process, and then schedule this so it appears automatic, rather than what I'm guessing is a manual process at present.

HTH
  David
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