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how to read in a csv data dictionary and build SQL Server tables from it.

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Evan CutlerFlag for United States of America asked on
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Greetings,

I have a csv sheet that is a data dictionary.  It looks like this:

TableName	PhysicalTableName	PrimaryKey	ForeignKey	ForeignKey	FieldName	PhysicalFieldName	DATATYPE	LENGTH
 Owner Table	OWNER	X	Lease ID	API14	*Owner ID	*OWNR_ID	VARCHAR	50
 Owner Table	OWNER	Owner ID	Lease ID	API14	**Lease ID List	**LSE_ID_LIST	VARCHAR	50
 Owner Table	OWNER	Owner ID	Lease ID	API14	**API14 List	**API14_LIST	VARCHAR	50
 Owner Table	OWNER				Lease Count	LSE_CNT	VARCHAR	50

As you can see, this is not about importing a csv full of data.  This is a csv with schema metadata.
I need to know if there's a way in SQL Server to build the tables defined in this csv.  There are over 2000 lines in this document.
I'm hoping I don't have to run this manually.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks
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