Hi, I need to bulk insert a .csv file into a database table. However, the problem I am encounter now is the in one of my field which is nvarchar(50) ... the data in .csv has ',' - comma ... which my FIELDTERMINATOR in BULK INSERT is also comma. It gives me error because the next field is an integer field. How do I solve this problem? I hereby give few data example as follow:

In .csv file:


"J2825JA","FEB22,MAR1,8/05 - RE","22FEB05",45,20000

"J2825JB","FEB22,MAR1,8/05 - RE","22FEB06",765,435653



SQL = "BULK INSERT [" & sTableName & "]" & _
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    "              FIRSTROW = 1,            " & _
          "              ROWTERMINATOR = '
' )  "

BTW, this is written in ASP. But I this is DB problem. So I posted here. Thanks in advance.

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I want to import the data from a file(Ext .CSV) into sqlserver database through a stored proedure. I applied the logic like this
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