Solved Import text file into Database as new table

Posted on 2014-10-16
Last Modified: 2014-10-19

What (SQL Client) code would I use to import a text file as a new table into a SQL database that
I interact with using a connection string
Question by:murbro
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by:Randy Poole
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Are you talking about a comma separated text file?
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Vitor Montalvão earned 500 total points
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You can Import text file directly in SQL Server. In Management Studio, right-click on database name then Tasks / Import Data... and follow the wizard. If you need to do it in a regular basis just save at the end of the wizard so you can reschedule it.
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by:Randy Poole
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He is looking for the functionality to do this operation via a VB.NET client.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Yes, Randy. I understood that but wanted to give him an alternative. He can do this with a wizard instead of coding.
Why reinvent the wheel, right?

Author Comment

ID: 40387981
Hi Vitor. I appreciate the info but I really need the code to build this into an app that I am working on.

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Thanks Vitor. I appreciate the help. This will work for me at the moment

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