When importing from CSV to SQL Server using C# SqlBulkCopy data is imported only in one column RRS feed

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  • Hi All,

    When importing from CSV to SQL Server using C# SqlBulkCopy all data is imported only in one column other columns are empty, however the ColumnMappings is all done. see my code below: Please Help me Good people its very urgent your response will be appreciated.

    public void BulkClientsInsertFromCSV()

                System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection sqlConnection1 =
                new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection("Data Source=VTSRMDMDBS01.SR.TEST.JSE.CO.ZA;Integrated Security=True;Connect Timeout=30;Encrypt=False;TrustServerCertificate=False;ApplicationIntent=ReadWrite;MultiSubnetFailover=False");
                string CSVpath = @"C:\Users\nhlanhlam\Documents\CSV"; // CSV file Path
                string CSVFileConnectionString = String.Format("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source={0};;Extended Properties=\"text;HDR=Yes;FMT=Delimited\";", CSVpath);
                var AllFiles = new DirectoryInfo(CSVpath).GetFiles("*.CSV");
                string File_Name = string.Empty;

                foreach (var file in AllFiles)
                         //DataTable dt = new DataTable("dbo.CRM_Clients");
                        using (OleDbConnection con = new OleDbConnection(CSVFileConnectionString))
                            Console.WriteLine("Connection to CSV file has been Opened!!");
                            var csvQuery = string.Format("select * from [{0}]", file.Name);
                            using (OleDbDataAdapter da = new OleDbDataAdapter(csvQuery, con))
                            using (SqlBulkCopy bulkCopy = new SqlBulkCopy(sqlConnection1))
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(0, "ClientName");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(1, "JSEClientType");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(2, "ClientRole");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(3, "AlphaCode");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(4, "ParentClient");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(5, "PhoneNo");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(6, "FaxNo");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(7, "Email");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(8, "Website");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(9, "Exchange");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(10, "ResidentialStatus");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(11, "VatNumber");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(12, "TaxNumber");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(13, "EffDate");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(14, "EffTo");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(15, "Owner");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(16, "CreatedOn");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(17, "StatusReason");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(18, "AdressStreet1");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(19, "AdressStreet2");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(20, "AdressStreet3");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(21, "City");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(22, "Province");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(23, "PostalCode");
                                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(24, "Country");

                                AddColumnsToTable();//calling the method to add Columns to the Table see below

                                bulkCopy.DestinationTableName = "dbo.CRM_Clients";
                                Console.WriteLine("Mappings Of fields has been completed!!");
                                bulkCopy.BatchSize = 0;
                                Console.WriteLine("Database has been loaded with Clients Information Succesfully");
                                Console.WriteLine("Press Any Key to Continue.....");

                    catch (Exception ex)

            //This method Adds all tables columns to the Table itself.
            public void AddColumnsToTable()
                dt.Columns.Add("ClientName", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("JSEClientType", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("ClientRole", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("AlphaCode", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("ParentClient", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("PhoneNo", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("FaxNo", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("Email", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("Website", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("Exchange", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("ResidentialStatus", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("VatNumber", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("TaxNumber", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("EffDate", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("EffTo", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("Owner", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("CreatedOn", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("StatusReason", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("AdressStreet1", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("AdressStreet2", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("AdressStreet3", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("City", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("Province", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("PostalCode", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("Country", typeof(string));
                DataRow newrow = dt.NewRow();


    Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:12 AM

All replies

  • Maybe you should specify the delimiter that is used to separate the columns. For example, if it is ‘;’ in your CSV file, then use this:

       …HDR=Yes;FMT=Delimited(;)\"", CSVpath);

    Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:22 AM
  • Hi Nhlanhlanzima1233,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, you want to import from CSV to SQL Server.

    I used a simpler method, please pay attention to where I am bold.

    Please try this  code below.

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Data.SqlClient;
    namespace test1
        class Program
            static void Main(string[] args)
                Program program = new Program();
            public void BulkClientsInsertFromCSV()
                string str = @"Data Source=(localdb)\MSSQLLocalDB;Initial Catalog=test;Integrated Security=True;Connect Timeout=30;Encrypt=False;TrustServerCertificate=False;ApplicationIntent=ReadWrite;MultiSubnetFailover=False";
                string CSVpath = @"C:\xxx"; // CSV file Path
               var AllFiles = new DirectoryInfo(CSVpath).GetFiles("*.CSV");
                foreach (var file in AllFiles)
                        using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(str))
                           var csvQuery = string.Format("BULK INSERT [dbo].[client] from [{0}]  WITH(FIELDTERMINATOR = ',',ROWTERMINATOR = '\n')", CSVpath+@"\"+file.Name);
                            SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(csvQuery, con);
                    catch (Exception ex)




    Best regards,

    Jack J Jun.

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    Monday, December 10, 2018 4:07 AM