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Importing data from a flatfile

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi Guys,

Just a quick question regarding import of data from a flatfile.

1st Run.

I loaded 10k worth of data to a table, and run a Select statement. It gives a ascending recordset then truncated the table.

2nd Run.

I loaded 20k worth of data to a table and run a Select statement. Now it give a non-ascending the recordset then truncated the table.

3rd Test Run.

I loaded 30k worh of data to a table and run a Select statement. the same results, it return a non-ascending recordset then truncated the table.

4th Test Run.

I again loaded 30k worth of data to a table and run a Select statement, and suprisingly the records are sorted.

Can somebody tell me why the my data non-ascending in some test?


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