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BCP utility explained

What is the BCP utility. I have read that it is used for importing and exporting data, and it is much faster than the wizard. But whenever I try to use it, I am unsuccessful. Could you explain it to me with the help of one example?

In a nutshell BCP can do 2 things.
1. Take the contents of a table and turn it into a text file.
2. Take a text file and dump the data into a table.
BCP is very well documented with examples, all of the switches, etc. in Books Online.

 

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