Looking for suggestions on this one. What I want to do have have a text file that may have any number of rows and cols (with a predefined format) that a user can update or insert into a table. The definition of the row/cols and data mapping etc, has been done, it is the mechanics of actually doing the below I would appreciate help and advice on.
As the user is an 'end-user' (and has no SQL knowledge at all) the text file to import from will be placed in a predefined location and then a small script will be executed from their PC (as it happens, it's a Mac that runs an app that can exec an SQL command on the currently open database) that will in turn run a stored proc which is then reads in (imports or updates) the appropriate tables witht he contents of the external text file.
Sorry the explanation is a bit long winded but if anyone had any practical suggestions and examples, it would be greatly appreciated.
FYI, they are running SQL 2000 on both XP Pro and W2K3 server.