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Import pdf files into SQL server database

I am very new at SQL server and I have been tasked with managing a SQL SERVER 2008. I need to be able to import a pdf file which has the indexing values in the name of the pdf file.

Ex.  accounts.administrative. account number.date open.pdf

Each name before the period would be an index value or column name. Is there a way to automatically read from a file on a windows directory and populate the proper columns in SQL so that the document can be searched using SentryFile.
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samiam41
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Brian CroweCommented:
I think you would be best served by creating an SSIS package to scan the target directory and input the tokenized values in your database.  T-SQL isn't great at working with the file system but SSIS will allow you to utilize C# or other scripting code to cycle through and manipulate the files.

Below is a blog post that does something similar that might get you on the right path:

http://agilebi.com/jwelch/2008/02/02/importing-files-using-ssis/
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samiam41Author Commented:
Will review and respond ASAP.  Thanks.
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Vikas GargBusiness Intelligence DeveloperCommented:
Hi,
You can also try following steps ...

>>  Open the PDF file in Acrobat Reader
>>  Click on Save As…
>>  Save the document as Text (Accessible) .txt (Flat File)
>>  Write a SSIS package importing data from Flat File to SQL server destination.


Below is the link to fetch data from flat file to SQL in ssis package

http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2923/configure-the-flat-file-source-in-sql-server-integration-services-2012-to-read-csv-files/

OR

You can use MS sql Import export wizard to import the Text file data to SQL

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms141209.aspx
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