Read a text file from the Windows system

A script that will read a text file from the Windows system into SQL Server.

Here's a script that will read a text file from the Windows system into SQL Server:

CREATE PROC Sp_EnterTextFile @filename sysname 
as 
BEGIN 
   SET nocount ON 
   CREATE TABLE #tempf (line varchar(8000)) 
   EXEC ('bulk INSERT #tempf FROM "' + @filename + '"') 
   SELECT * FROM #tempf 
   DROP TABLE #tempf 
END 
GO 

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This was first published in December 2001

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