[freetds] freebcp bulk load wont work with -f option

Pothen, Abi APothen at nb.com
Tue May 27 15:26:43 EDT 2003


 I have successfully installed FreeTds 0.61 in a Sun Solaris box to access
MSSQL2K on WIN2K server and I am trying to use the freebcp utility ( with -f
option) to bulk copy data into a table.

But, bcp is failing with the following error message:

   Msg 20102, Level 7
   Unrecognized datatype found in format-file.

When I searched the freetds mailing list archive, I have seen the similar
problem posted with freetds 0.60 (
http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/freetds/2002q4/010205.html ) and the
suggestion was to use its latest snapshot.
I was wondering whether this problem has been fixed with the freetds 0.61
version ?

I have tried both tds versions 7.0 and 8.0.

Thanks for your help.

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