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April 2006 Blog Posts

Linked Server to Text Files - SQL2000

Sometimes it's handy to create a Linked Server to text files in order to perform distributed queries or bulk inserts of flat-file data into SQL Server. In order to demonstrate this capability with SQL Server 2000, create a text file copy of the Categories table from Northwind database and place the text file named CATEGORIES.TXT in a subdirectory named TEXTFILES on a hard drive attached to the SQL Server machine. Then add a Linked Server to the text file with a script like this: exec sp_addlinkedserver NW_TEXT, 'Jet 4.0', 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0', 'Z:\TEXTFILES', NULL, 'Text' Alternatively, you can add a Linked Server in Enterprise Manager: Step...

posted @ Friday, April 28, 2006 2:59 PM | Feedback (7) |

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