Microsoft SQL Serverbcp (bulk copy program) Utility


The bulk copy program utility (bcp) bulk copies data between an instance of Microsoft SQL Server and a data file in a user-specified format. The bcp utility can be used to import large numbers of new rows into SQL Server tables or to export data out of tables into data files.

Example to Import Data without a Format File(using Native Format )

REM Truncate table (for testing)
SQLCMD -Q "TRUNCATE TABLE TestDatabase.dbo.myNative;"

REM Import data
bcp TestDatabase.dbo.myNative IN D:\BCP\myNative.bcp -T -n

REM Review results
SQLCMD -Q "SELECT * FROM TestDatabase.dbo.myNative;"