[freetds] bcp timestamp trace
Lowden, James K
LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Mon Apr 5 18:21:04 EDT 2004
Attached for future reference is a perfect tcpdump trace of a short session using BCP.EXE to load four rows into a Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 table.
1. To get the metadata, does:
SET FMTONLY ON
select * from dbname..tablename
SET FMTONLY OFF
Might be more efficient than "where 0=1".
2. "insert bulk dbname..tablename (ts int)".
The DDL for the table:
CREATE TABLE ts (ts int, cc timestamp)
So (in contradiction to comments I just committed), the timestamp column is simply omitted from the query. I guess the server does the magic.
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