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Import text file using xp_cmdshell in SQL Server

There are several technique to import file in SQL Server from external source like SSIS, BULK INSERT command, Import/Export wizard, OPENROWSET etc. one of them xp_cmdshell is use to import text file to SQL Server.

Below script can be use to import text file to SQL Server.
Note: Before using below script we have to enable xp_cmdshell once.

    Result  VARCHAR(MAX)


-- read from text file
SET @path = 'TYPE D:\Test.txt'

EXEC @Query = master.dbo.xp_cmdshell @path



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