how to import multiple CSV files in folder into SQL Server 2012

Posted on 2014-12-22
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I have SQL Server 2012.  I want to import about 350+ CSV files located in a local folder of SQL 2012 server.  I only need a one-time import at this time.  I am new to SQL Server 2012, but have researched my problem extensively with BCP, Bulk Insert, OPENROWSET, and SSIS. Please assist with the easiest way possible. Thank you.
Question by:blackcatkempo
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Jim Horn earned 1000 total points
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Shove them in the same folder, then in SSIS use a For Each File Loop to loop through all files to set the source of a data pump, with the destination being the SQL table.

That assumes that the files are exactly the same schema, and they are inserting into the same SQL table.

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Do you have a good tutorial to follow using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Shell (Integrated) SQL Server Data Tools   11.1.41025.0?
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by:Vikas Garg
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I think the following link would help you to implement the same.


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Awesome when it finally worked!

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