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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  16:52:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying upload a CSV file into SQL Server using the following query:

BULK INSERT intrf_payer_mstr
FROM 'C:\Users\ihsuser\Desktop\edmondson.csv'
WITH (FIELDTERMINATOR=',',rowterminator='\n')

When I attempt to execute, I keep getting an error saying that my query cannot bulk load because the file "C:\Users\ihsuser\Desktop\edmondson.csv" could not be opened. Operating system error code 5 (Access is denied).

Has anyone encountered this problem before, or does anyone know how I can correct this issue? The file is a simple text file and has no blocks or passwords on it.

Any assistance with this would be much appreciated.

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Posted - 01/30/2013 :  17:03:49  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
C:\Users\ihsuser\Desktop\edmondson.csv refers to your desktop machine, not the SQL Server's disks. Copy the file to a local drive on the server, or better yet to a file share. Use a UNC path rather than local, e.g. \\computer\path\filename.csv
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