Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:37 PM
I am using BULK INSERT in SQL 2005 to upload flat file into table. The file contains header and trailor. I want to skip 1st row and last row.
I am using below comments (FIRSTROW = 1,LASTROW = -2)
BULK INSERT IMP_K2OTDaaaa from 'F:\WLL\InputFiles\Calyon\Lora\TEST\JPNC\Backedupfiles\Rec\KONCLPTOJPN_20120628045303.bkp'
with (FormatFile = 'F:\WLL\InputFiles\Calyon\Lora\TEST\JPNC\Format\IMP_K2OTDaaaa.fmt',FIRSTROW = 1,LASTROW = -2,TabLock)
However , I am getting the below error , it seems last row = -2 is not accepting.
Please help .
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near '-'.
Thanks for your help in advance
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:11 PMModerator
Hi Prakash, the LASTROW value refers to the row number where you want to stop, so a value of -2 would not work in this case.
Here is an example of using dynamic SQL to use a variable value based on the row count in the table:
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