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Header Validation of an uploaded file

Header Validation of an uploaded file

Header Validation of an uploaded file

(OP)
hi,

I have a stored procedure in SQL 2008 which does certain calculations based on business rules. In order to do the calculations, we need to supply data in the form of file in .csv format. As of now, the stored procedure is unable to process the data, if the data file has a header.

My request is, is there a way we can handle this situation by implementing some validation checks in the beginning?

I mean check the column header for the required format, and if the format doesnt matches, give an error message saying calculation is not applicable.

Can we do like this? Please let me know. This helps me a lot.

Thanks,
VIJSQL.

RE: Header Validation of an uploaded file

Well, how about checking the files before processing them in a stored procedure? I'm quite confident it can be done in T-SQL, if all else fails by error handling, but I would do it before feeding the sql server, anyway, because any multiple purpose language (C/C++/C#/Java/VB/PHP whatever) is better in file processing and could rewrite the CSV file without the first line.

Why don't you ask your question in the forum183: Microsoft SQL Server: Programming?

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Header Validation of an uploaded file

(OP)
hi,

thank you very much. Per your suggestion, i will raise this question in programming forum with few additional questions.

Regards,
VIJSQL01

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