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Readme_How to bulk copy a SELECT result set (ODBC)

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This sample works only with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It will not work with any version of SQL Server earlier than SQL Server 2005.

This sample shows how to bulk copy and write the result set of a SELECT statement.

SQL Server samples and sample databases must be downloaded and installed before you can view or work with them. For more information, see Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases.

For more information on this sample, see How to: Bulk Copy a SELECT Result Set (ODBC) in Books Online.

This sample uses Visual C++.

Before running this sample, make sure the following software is installed:

  • SQL Server or SQL Server Express including Database Engine.
    You can download SQL Server Express from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • The AdventureWorks2008R2 database that is available at the Microsoft SQL Server Developer Center.
  • The SQL Server Database Engine samples that are available at the Microsoft SQL Server Developer Center.
  • You will also need an ODBC data source called AdventureWorks, whose default database is the AdventureWorks sample database. This data source must be based on the ODBC driver that is supplied by the operating system (the driver name is "SQL Server"). If you will build and run this sample as a 32-bit application on a 64-bit operating system, you must create the ODBC data source with the ODBC Administrator in %windir%\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.

  • This sample connects to your computer's default SQL Server instance. To connect to a named instance, change the definition of the ODBC data source to specify the instance using the following format: server\named_instance. By default, SQL Server Express installs to a named instance.
  • If you are using Visual Studio, load the BulkCopySelectResult.sln file and build it.
  • If you are using MSBuild.exe, invoke MSBuild.exe at a command prompt, passing it the BulkCopySelectResult.sln file:
    MSBuild BulkCopySelectResult.sln
    

  • From Visual Studio, invoke Start Without Debugging (CTRL+F5).
  • If you built with MSBuild.exe, invoke BulkCopySelectResult.exe.

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