[freetds] RE: bulk insert parallelism (was FreeTDS Digest, Vol 18, Issue 38)

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Fri Jul 30 11:10:31 EDT 2004

> I would like to use BCP utility for SQL Server  to load data 
> from a UNIX box...
> I know there is freebcp and freetds freeware to do that  
> But will they
> support the parallelism provided by the bcp given by the 
> Microsoft SQL Server?


Perhaps you could provide a link to the page on Microsoft's web site
that describes the feature you're talking about?  Because I don't know
of any parallelism provided by any bcp utility.  

FreeTDS was developed by reverse engineering the protocol, by inspecting
and reproducing the bits on the wire.  The server cannot distinguish
between FreeTDS's freebcp and the vendor's own bcp utility, because they
read/write the same bits.  

As a comparison of the documentation shows, there are some features
Microsoft's bcp.exe provides that freebcp does not, but I can't think of
anything called "parallelism".  

So, I guess the answer to your question is: Yes.  ;-)


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