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Thread: BCP Format file

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Unanswered: BCP Format file

    Hi All,

    I am wondering what is the purpose of the format file? I have bulk insert data into a skeleton database without a format file and was wondering given I didn't use a format file is this a problem?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
    South Africa
    Provided Answers: 1
    If you can bcp in without a format file - great
    Some times it a data file contain data that can't be imported with the -c flag you'll have to resort to creating a format file to e.g. skip columns in the file

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