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Create a table based on the data structure and data types in a txt file

Posted on 2014-04-08
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Is there a way to create a table based on the data structure and data types in a txt file.

Let's say in the .txt file the data structure is as follows...

Column 0 is a field length of 50 characters
Column 0 is a field length of 50 characters
Column 0 is a field length of 1000 characters
Column 0 is a field length of 50 characters
Column 0 is a field length of 1000 characters


I'd like to create the table as...

CREATE TABLE [BulkTable] (
    [Column 0] varchar(50),
    [Column 1] varchar(50),
    [Column 2] varchar(1000),
    [Column 3] varchar(50),
    [Column 4] varchar(1000)
)

But without having to maunually change the column 2 and column 4 fields to varchar(1000). Is there a way create the BulkTable using the data structure from the .txt file?

I am using SSIS data flow package creation.
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None that I'm aware of.

SSIS requires a 'contract' between a source and destination, with columns defined, and has a tendency to throw a lot of mapping errors when there is any doubt of those definitions.

So even if it was possible, SSIS is not optimized to handle 'dynamic' data sources.
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Thanks.
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