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How to do a parameterized bulk insert into SQL Server 2008 R2 from C# (.NET 4.0)

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi, I'm trying to execute a BULK INSERT with a parameterized SqlCommand from a C# .NET 4.0 project. This is the code: private System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand sqlCmd2; private string sqlCmd2String = "BULK INSERT ExchangeTrackingLogs.dbo.ParsedLogs FROM @name WITH (FIELDTERMINATOR=',', ROWTERMINATOR='\n', FIRSTROW=2)"; private System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter[] sqlCmd2Params = new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter[] { new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter("@name", System.Data.SqlDbType.VarChar) }; (...) sqlCmd2Params[0].Value = source; sqlCmd2.Parameters.Clear(); sqlCmd2.Parameters.AddRange(sqlCmd2Params); sqlCmd2.ExecuteNonQuery(); where source is a string containing the full path to a file, i.e. a value "C:\\TEMP\\MSGTRK20100701-1.LOG_EXHUB01". When I execute this code, I get an Exception with Message "Incorrect syntax near '@name'." In the database trace I see an RPC:Completed event with TextData equal to exec sp_executesql N'BULK INSERT ExchangeTrackingLogs.dbo.ParsedLogs FROM @name WITH (FIELDTERMINATOR=',', ROWTERMINATOR=' ', FIRSTROW=2)',N'@name varchar(36)',@name='C:\TEMP\MSGTRK20100701-1.LOG_EXHUB01' I tried using verbatim string literals, but doesn't seem to help. Any idea?

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