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Is there any Easy way to copy CSV to SQL Server using C#

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Hi Experts ,

Lot of Internet solutions are trying to create a Data table first and map the column SQL bulk instances and try to import the CSV . What if i have 30 to 40 columns . Do i need to all those columns in data table and SQL bulk copy Instances. Is there any other easy way on this
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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You don't need to reinvent the wheel. SQL Server has a bulk copy utility called BCP. It's an .exe file so it can be called from a C# program. Check the examples in the link, they are with .csv.
Or you can execute BULK INSERT command from the database. There's also a .csv example from the link.
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Zberteoc earned 500 total points
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BULK is not meant to be called from C# as it is a command line utility that runs in Windows. If you want to use C# then use C# objects and features to import a CSV, there is nothing wrong with that, but for a task that simple I don't think you need to go that way.

If this is a one time or even once in a while process then the simplest way is to use the SQL Management Studio Import/Export wizard and that will create the table for you based on the structure of the CSV file, providing it has columns header row. If not it will simply create a table with columns having general names like Col01, col02...

BCP utility:
https://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/working-with-the-bcp-command-line-utility/

Import wizard:
https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertutorial/203/simple-way-to-import-data-into-sql-server/
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by:karthik80c
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Thanks For ur suggestions Experts
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