Import data from CSV to SQL Server via command line on Linux

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Want to import data from CSV file to SQL Server via command line on Linux (Ubuntu/RedHat/CentOS…)?

Using mssql-cmd, you can import data from CSV file to SQL Server easily and fast, no need to program.

Here you can download mssql-cmd Linux version.

Import data from CSV file to SQL Server via command line on Linux

1. In interactive mode:

mssql-cmd> load loadtype=replace
      > table=media_messages 
      > datafile=/data/media_messages.csv 
      > delimiter=, 
      > quote=" 
      > header=y;

2. In batch mode:

mssql-cmd dsn="pan:withdata@192.168.0.102/test" task=load loadtype=replace table=media_messages datafile=/data/media_messages.csv delimiter=, quote=" header=y quit=y

“loadtype=replace” will delete all data in table before inserting.

See parameters detail.


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