Import text files script

By Nigel Rivett on 19 October 2003 | 5 Comments | Tags: Import/Export


Nigel submitted "This procedure will import all text files that are placed in a directory into a table. The files are then moved to an archived table.

If the SP call is scheduled then it will import any files that arrive.
Used togther with the ftp procedure it can be used to import files from an ftp server.

The process imports into a global temp table then calls another SP to move the data to the destination table. The called SP is expected to be written for the file types to be imported.
The import SP deals with crlf delimitted files only but is easy to change for others.

For large amounts of data you may want to import directly to the destination table - this just means changing the bulk insert statement and removing the global temp table."
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