M. X M. X - 6 months ago 59
SQL Question

Import CSV into SQL Server (including automatic table creation)

I have several CSV files, which I want to import into an SQL Server database. I know if this is possible with BULK insert, but I want a solution, so that also the import table is automatically created before on basis the first row of the CSV files,are the column names.

Answer Source

SQL Server Management Studio provides an Import/Export wizard tool which have an option to automatically create tables.

You can access it by right clicking on the Database in Object Explorer and selecting Tasks->Import Data...

From there wizard should be self-explanatory and easy to navigate. You choose your CSV as source, desired destination, configure columns and run the package.

If you need detailed guidance, there are plenty of guides online, here is a nice one: http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertutorial/203/simple-way-to-import-data-into-sql-server/

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