Readme_How to create a bulk copy format file (ODBC)
This sample works only with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It will not work with any version of SQL Server earlier than SQL Server 2005.
This sample shows how to create a bulk copy format file.
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Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases
For more information on this sample, see How to: Create a Bulk Copy Format File (ODBC)
in Books Online.
This sample uses Visual C++.
Before running this sample, make sure the following software is installed:
- SQL Server or SQL Server Express including Database Engine. You can download SQL Server Express from this Microsoft
- The AdventureWorks database that is available at the SQL Server Developer
- The SQL Server Database Engine samples that are available at the SQL Server Developer
- .NET Framework SDK 2.0 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. You can obtain .NET Framework SDK free of charge. See
Installing the .NET Framework Documentation.
- You will also need an ODBC data source called AdventureWorks, whose default database is the AdventureWorks sample database. This data source must be based on the ODBC driver that is supplied by the operating system (the driver name is "SQL Server").
If you will build and run this sample as a 32-bit application on a 64-bit operating system, you must create the ODBC data source with the ODBC Administrator in %windir%\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.
Building the Sample
- This sample connects to your computer's default SQL Server instance. To connect to a named instance, change the definition of the ODBC data source to specify the instance using the following format:
server\namedinstance_. By default, SQL Server Express installs to a named instance.
- The sample requires you to execute the following Transact-SQL statements, which you can find in the sample's scripts directory: * use AdventureWorks
CREATE TABLE BCPDate (cola int, colb datetime)
insert BCPDate(cola) values(1)
insert BCPDate(cola) values(2)
insert BCPDate(cola) values(3)
insert BCPDate(cola) values(4) * In SQL Server Management Studio, load and execute the Scripts\setup.sql script or execute the following command in a Command Prompt window: * sqlcmd -E -I -i Scripts\setup.sql *
- If you are using Visual Studio, load the BulkCopyWithFormat.sln file and build it.
- If you are using MSBuild.exe, invoke MSBuild.exe in a Command Prompt, passing it the BulkCopyWithFormat.sln file: * MSBuild BulkCopyWithFormat.sln *
Running the Sample
- From Visual Studio, invoke Start Without Debugging (CTRL+F5).
- If you built with MSBuild.exe, invoke BulkCopyWithFormat.exe.
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