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So go to the end of that line, press carriage return and save and try again. Is that your table collation? Invalid collation name Posted on 2007-06-06 Databases MS SQL Server 2 1 solution 1,194 Views Last Modified: 2010-08-05 I am trying to do the bulk insert with a format file and Still the error continues. weblink

Well at least the first. I also note that there are fields in the file that reads "null". If there are only ASCII characters in the range 32 to 127 (plus those newlines), you can't go wrong. Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, [email protected] Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:21 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I am sorry.

Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, [email protected] Friday, June 15, 2012 9:43 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Now the format file is even more messed up. Edited by - Grandpretre on 05/02/2005 11:30:06 mpetanovitch Yak Posting Veteran USA 52 Posts Posted-05/02/2005: 20:15:11 I was going based of your orginal post and your last But if there are not equally many fields in the same row you will not be able to load the file with BCP/BULK INSERT. You cannot delete other posts.

Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, [email protected] Ok. Reply With Quote 12-17-03,16:15 #4 Brett Kaiser View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Window Washer Join Date Nov 2002 Location Jersey Posts 10,322 OH MY GOD All I had to I did exactly as you suggested, but received the following error message: -"Server: Msg 4839, Level 16, State 1, Line 1[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot perform bulk insert. We've restricted the ability to create new threads on these forums.

Well at least the first. The problem is my bcp.fmt needs to have an empty line at the last row. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/f8e5098b-b304-45f5-86a7-fb1c86590419/bulk-insert-not-working-with-interchanged-columns-in-sql-server-2000?forum=transactsql The delimiter in the file is something like a rectangular box.

C:\MyFolder\MyFile.fmt) using text editor like notepad therefore if your column name was DataCol and is 2500 chars long then create the file with the following on separate lines (3 in total)8.011 Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Microsoft SQL Server Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Non-SQL Forums MongoDB Database Server Software Adabas DB2 Informix Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks. I would also recommend that you set the length (the fourth column in the format file to 0 to avoid confusion).

What do you mean by " But why not simply edit the format file in Notepad, so that it looks good in Notepad. Log in :: Register :: Not logged in Home Tags Articles Editorials Stairways Forums Scripts Videos Blogs QotD Books Ask SSC SQL Jobs Training Authors About us Contact us Again, while the error message from BULK INSERT is not the best in town, it talks about your format file. In this way i have found some good Blog that I now follow beyond the purpose of getting links from them.

Only thing i am wondering about, is why you renamed [column 0] to ExtraColumn in the format file. have a peek at these guys Password Register FAQ Community Top Posters Today's Posts Search Community Links Social Groups Pictures & Albums Members List Calendar Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Tag Search Advanced Search Find dpursell Starting Member 3 Posts Posted-01/14/2005: 17:21:05 SQLCHAR makes sense, except I was getting errors bulk inserting into a numeric column in my table so I "assumed" that it Forgot your password?

Not sure wether this can lead to the above error, but who knows. The precision must be a value from 1 through the maximum precision. When I tried to open the same file again with WordPad, it shows up as carriage return. http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-perform/identity-insert-is-already-on-for-table-cannot-perform-set-operation-for-table.html The first screen capture is the one before I added the empty line and the second screen capture is the one after I added the empty line.

Monday, June 18, 2012 10:30 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I've tried pressing the carriage return and saved it. Privacy statement  © 2016 Microsoft. Come on over!

But why not simply edit the format file in Notepad, so that it looks good in Notepad.

SQL Server Developer Center   Sign in United States (English) Brasil (Português)Česká republika (Čeština)Deutschland (Deutsch)España (Español)France (Français)Indonesia (Bahasa)Italia (Italiano)România (Română)Türkiye (Türkçe)Россия (Русский)ישראל (עברית)المملكة العربية السعودية (العربية)ไทย (ไทย)대한민국 (한국어)中华人民共和国 (中文)台灣 (中文)日本 (日本語) As mentioned above, there should be skip columns. However, the line breaks now seems to be CRLF when I look at the file using Wordpad. You cannot post IFCode.

Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, [email protected] Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:52 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I tend to agree with BULK INSERT. Now, I clearly understood what you were mentiong. Because of the error with the collation, the other errors were not detected. this content Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 418,767 IT Pros & Developers.

And it's funny I don't think datetime or numeric data have collation table ddl Code: if exists (select * from dbo.sysobjects where id = object_id(N'[dbo].[XLAT_Company]') and OBJECTPROPERTY(id, N'IsUserTable') = 1) drop If you see the content of format file I've posted, the last column of the file is somewher in between pointing to the table's column. The first screen capture is the one before I added the empty line and the second screen capture is the one after I added the empty line. The format file should describe the file you are importing, not the table.

dbforums Yak CorralRadio 'Rita dbForums Member List I'm Good Once as I ever was The physical order of data in a database has no meaning. You may read topics. dwhite Starting Member 2 Posts Posted-01/05/2007: 13:49:17 OK, I'm an idiot - reverse the slashesROWTERMINATOR = '\r\n'Try it with ROWTERMINATOR = '\n' suns Starting Member 1 Posts Posted-09/16/2007: 09:40:14 Invalid collation name for source column 15 in format file But, there doesn't exist any collation on this column in the destination table.

Which is waaaaaaay more than bcp was telling me... Takes a string parameter containing the path and name of a text file, constructs a dynamic query containing the parameter, as follows: - BULK INSERT dbo.tbl_OrdImports_Temp FROM 'C:\MyFolder\MyFile.TXT' The text file Then you should have good CR-LF at the end of each line. Thanks!

Invalid collation name for source column 13 in format file 'C:\Database\DataImport\bcp.fmt'. cause I never succeeded in starting a bulk insert ... Grandpretre Starting Member 5 Posts Posted-04/28/2005: 04:59:32 quote:I had the same problem on any format file ending in a Any help from the experts! 0 Comment Question by:bcombe Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/22617510/Cannot-perform-bulk-insert-Invalid-collation-name.htmlcopy LVL 11 Best Solution bydready On first view it all looks good to me, at least when It just sounds too easy, but I'll run it in the morning now.Cheers,Lester Vincent Post #273900 Lester VincentLester Vincent Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:19 PM Valued Member Group: General

Connect with top rated Experts 20 Experts available now in Live! If there are characters > 127, you will need to pick the correct collation. However, you say this is a Unix file. But what's wrong with this?

Not 100% sure here, but worth a try. 4 SQLCHAR 0 255 "\r\n" I have never seen a collation with that name before. Well, I was talking about the format file, and I was careful to say "format file" twice in my post, so when so you started to talk about the file looking