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OPENROWSET Default Null Issue

 (Sql Server 2005 sp2)

I have this really strange issue with Inserting with OPENROWSET. 
The problem is that even if I make a field nullable, when the data file has a blank for that field, the insert puts a 0 for that field instead of null.  This happens when I mention the column names in my select, as in SELECT Col1, Col2, Col3, Col4 .  This DOES NOT happen when I use SELECT *, which I thought was strange.  Am I skipping an option somewhere?  Thanks...
USE test;


CREATE TABLE myTestFormatFiles (

Col1 bigint null,

Col2 varchar(6),

Col3 varchar(6),

Col4 varchar(6)



INSERT INTO myTestFormatFiles



FORMATFILE='test2.Fmt', CODEPAGE='RAW') as t1 ;



so if I use the above-mentioned code, I get the null value, which is what I obviously want.  But initially I had this select:

SELECT Col1, Col2, Col3, Col4

And it returned a 0 instead of null for that field.

Here's my fmt file - test2.fmt
1       SQLCHAR       0       10      ""      1     Col1         ""
2       SQLCHAR       0       6       ""      2     Col2         ""
3       SQLCHAR       0       6       ""      3     Col3         ""
4       SQLCHAR       0       6       "
"  4     Col4         ""

Here's my dat file - test1.Dat
15        Field2Field3Field4
46        Field2Field3Field4
58        Field2Field3Field4

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I can successfully retreive data using:

Declare @Path varchar(100)
Declare @CommandString varchar(100)
Set @Path = ''
Set @CommandString = 'Select * from [myTable.csv]'

from OpenRowset(''MSDASQL'', ''Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)};DefaultDir=\myServermySharedb' + @Path + ';'',''' + @CommandString + ''')')

Does anyone know an easy method to get column names into a table using OpenRowset :confused:

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when i am running
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'OLE DB provider 'SQLOLEDB' reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error.

anybuddy help me , pls. tell me the right solution.

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Ad hoc access to OLE DB provider 'MSDASQL' has been denied. You must access this provider through a linked server.
Both servers are using IDENTICAL SQL Logins.
Both servers are SQL 2000 SP2.

When I run the script on Server B logged in as SA, then I get a Result!!!

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'InternalRunTestATest.mdb';'admin';'', TestTable)
SET AName = 'Success' Where AID= 10

AID is the primary key.


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Select * from iptsfil.ipwkhst where
year - 2000 = (Select year from dbo.Calendar where priorweek = '1')

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I have an account on both machines.
The NT Account that is used for the MSSQLServer service is the same on both machines.
I am aware of linked servers but I would like a more ad hoc method for running linked queries.

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Can somebody pls tell me what's the problem

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Server Error in '/' Application.

Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'OrderID', table 'outman.outman.Contact'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'OrderID', table 'outman.outman.Contact'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.Source Error:

Line 89: sContact.Phone = sPhone.Text.Trim
Line 90: sContact.Email = sEmail.Text.Trim
Line 91: sContact.Save()
Line 92:
Line 93: Dim bContact As Contact = New Contact()Source File: F:InetpubwwwrootOutman KnifeCheckout.aspx.vb    Line: 91 Stack Trace:

[SqlException (0x80131904): Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'OrderID', table 'outman.outman.Contact'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.]
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection) +857354
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection) +734966
System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj) +188
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System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.HasMoreRows() +150
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.ReadInternal(Boolean setTimeout) +214
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.Read() +9
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System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteScalar() +148
SubSonic.SqlDataProvider.ExecuteScalar(QueryCommand qry) +209
SubSonic.DataService.ExecuteScalar(QueryCommand cmd) +37
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SubSonic.ActiveRecord`1.Save() +31
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System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e) +105
System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +107
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Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.42; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.42

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