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kishorefeb28
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Posted - 05/29/2013 :  04:52:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Experts,

i have a text file with 1 -3 lakh records and 5 columns or so.... each column is seperated by tab delimiter.
i need to import this file to SQLSERVER 2008.

while importing this text file into SQL server, the first column in text file has 10 characters string
i need to split this string into 4 separate strings of fixed lengths (like1st string -2char, 2nd string - 2char, 3rd string - 3char, 4th string -- remaining chars) and insert it into 4 different columns in sql server.

example i have a string in first column like INAPHYD00001 when i import this into sql server it should split like
IN ------to be inserted into Country column in sql server.
AP -----to be inserted into State column in sql server.
HYD ----to be inserted into City column in sql server.
00001 --to be inserted into LocalityID column in sql server.

i heard i can use Bulk Copy but i'm not sure how to use it and also how to prepare a format file for this requirement.

please help me in this regard.
Thanks
Kishore
kishorefeb28@icloud.com

visakh16
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Posted - 05/29/2013 :  04:55:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you want to include transformation logic like splitting strings etc you may be better of using tool like SSIS

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Posted - 05/29/2013 :  04:56:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For splitting part use expression based on SUBSTRING function inside derived column transformation to create required columns out of first column value

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