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Hi everyone,

I have a CSV file (TAB delimited) with lot of columns and rows.

For example:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3

I wanto to select only specific columns, like C H L.

After obtaining the results from the columns C H L , I wanto to put data into a SQL table using INSERT statment.

How can i do it ?

Best Regards

Write a CSV parser or get one from the web (see for instance this Code Project article CSV Parser (C#)[^]), grab the requested data and then insert them into the database (you may find man y tutorials available just Googling for[^]).
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Member 12597808 22-Jun-16 7:19am    
how to select particular colums from csv file and then then insert into sql table using code and using stored procedure
Member 12597808 22-Jun-16 7:21am    
please mail me code
You can import the CSV into a dataset as described in Using OleDb to Import Text Files (tab, CSV, custom)[^]. This will allow you to extract specific columns quite easily.
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Member 10558090 28-Oct-15 5:16am    
Hi, can i do something like this ?
connString = "My connection string";
SqlConnection connect = new SqlConnection(connString)

string query = "INSERT INTO ecList (SKU,Description,Price) VALUES (@sku,@description,@price);

using (StreamReader file = new StreamReader(nomefile))
string line;

while ((line = file.ReadLine()) != null)
if (riga.Trim().Length > 0)
string[] columns = line.Split(Convert.ToChar(delimiter));

cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@sku", columns[2].ToString();
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@description", columns[4].ToString();
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@price", columns[9].ToString();
Richard MacCutchan 28-Oct-15 5:56am    
Probably; why not try it?
Member 10558090 28-Oct-15 7:16am    
Yes, but I have this error:

Error converting data type nvarchar to numeric.

SqlCommand value and columns in my SQL Table are the same.

int idfornitore = 6;

string connString = "Data Source=,1433; Network Library=DBMSSOCN; Initial Catalog = Gestionale; User ID=sa; Password=netinfo;";

SqlConnection connessione = new SqlConnection(connString);

string inserimento = "INSERT INTO dbo.ecListinoFornitori (IDFornitore,CodiceArticolo,CodiceArticoloFornitore,Descrizione,Giacenza,GiacenzaData,Prezzo,PrezzoVendita) VALUES (@idfornitore,@codicearticolo,@codicearticolofornitore,@descrizione,@giacenza,@giacenzadata,@prezzo,@prezzovendita)";

SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(inserimento, connessione);


using (TextFieldParser reader = new TextFieldParser(txtPercorsoNEXT.Text))
reader.SetDelimiters(new string[] { txtSeparatoreNEXT.Text.ToString() });
reader.HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes = true;


string oggi = DateTime.Now.ToString("dd-MM-yyyy");

while (!reader.EndOfData)
string[] campi = reader.ReadFields();

cmd.Parameters.Add("@idfornitore", SqlDbType.Int).Value = idfornitore;

cmd.Parameters.Add("@codicearticolo", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = campi[0].ToString();

cmd.Parameters.Add("@codicearticolofornitore", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = campi[1].ToString();

cmd.Parameters.Add("@descrizione", SqlDbType.Text).Value = campi[4].ToString();

if (campi[5].Contains("N"))
int NoStock = 0;

cmd.Parameters.Add("@giacenza", SqlDbType.Int).Value = NoStock;
else if (campi[5].Contains("S"))
int inStock = 1;

cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@giacenza", SqlDbType.Int).Value = inStock;

cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@giacenzaData", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = oggi.ToString();

cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@prezzo", SqlDbType.Decimal).Value = campi[9].ToString();

cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@prezzovendita", SqlDbType.Decimal).Value = campi[9].ToString();

Richard MacCutchan 28-Oct-15 9:57am    
Why are you using ToString on all your fields? Most of them are already strings, so that call is redundant. Also if a database field is not a string type then you should not be passing a String as the parameter. And finally, do not store dates in string form, store them as Date or DateTime types.
Member 10558090 28-Oct-15 12:52pm    
Ok, I solved all my problems.
Thank you.

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