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plz anyone tell me how to import data frome excel or Access to SQL Express

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RaviRanjanKr 4-Sep-11 15:03pm    
Nice Links, My 5+
Uday P.Singh 5-Sep-11 1:31am    
Thanks Ravi :)
One way for both of these is to use Linked Server[^].

Basically you:
- define a linked server against the data source (Access, Excel etc)
- run a query to insert into Sql Server table based on a select on the linked server.

Some information about linking to Excel:[^]
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In case linked server is not supported in SQL express , there are data migration applications which copy tables and structures between different database types. Search for data migration in goggle and you will find them.
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Have a look one of the great Library named FileHelpers library. there is an excellent article-[FileHelpers v2.0 - Delimited (CSV) or Fixed Data Import/Export Framework][^] in CP which will help you import just about any flat-file, CSV, and Excel with its all details.

Reference Link :- import csv file/excel into sql database[^] and Links Recommended by User-Marc_S[^]

You can also go for one of Other CP Reference is Import Data from Excel to SQL Server[^]
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You can use T-SQL, try this:

bulk insert [dbo].[Courses]
from 'C:\Courses.csv'
with (fieldterminator = ',', rowterminator = '\n')

For more info, check this post: Importing a CSV File into SQL Server
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