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OPENROWSET 'Provider String' Documentation? Firstrow for Text Driver, Column names in 3rd row

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I'm using sql server 2008 r2 express and want to write a script to load data from some csv files.


The following gets me close:




        'Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)}; DEFAULTDIR=C:\Data\QOL;Extensions=CSV;',

        'SELECT * FROM RegistrationData.csv')


The problem is that the that the first two lines are not data (Report Name and time generated) and the third line is the column names. If I manually open the file and delete the first two rows everything comes out perfectly. But there are a number of these files and it has to be done regularly so I want to automate the process.  BULK options allow a FIRSTROW option but that doesn't seem to work w/o the BULK option. Is there a way to effectively skip the first 2 lines w/o the BULK option (and its requisite format file)?

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