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SqlBulkCopy.Close Method

Closes the SqlBulkCopy instance.

Namespace:  System.Data.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public void Close()

After you call a Close on the SqlBulkCopy object, no other operation will succeed. Calls to the WriteToServer method will throw an InvalidOperationException.

Calling the Close method from the SqlRowsCopied event causes an InvalidOperationException to be thrown.

Note that open SqlBulkCopy instances are closed implicitly at the end of a using block.

The following example uses the same SqlBulkCopy instance to add sales orders and their associated details to two destination tables. Because the AdventureWorks sales order tables are large, the sample reads only orders placed by a certain account number and bulk copies those orders and details to the destination tables. The Close method is used only after both bulk copy operations are complete.

Important noteImportant

This sample will not run unless you have created the work tables as described in Bulk Copy Example Setup. This code is provided to demonstrate the syntax for using SqlBulkCopy only. If the source and destination tables are in the same SQL Server instance, it is easier and faster to use a Transact-SQL INSERT … SELECT statement to copy the data.

using System.Data.SqlClient;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        string connectionString = GetConnectionString();
        // Open a connection to the AdventureWorks database. 
        using (SqlConnection connection =
                   new SqlConnection(connectionString))
        {
            connection.Open();

            // Empty the destination tables. 
            SqlCommand deleteHeader = new SqlCommand(
                "DELETE FROM dbo.BulkCopyDemoOrderHeader;",
                connection);
            deleteHeader.ExecuteNonQuery();
            SqlCommand deleteDetail = new SqlCommand(
                "DELETE FROM dbo.BulkCopyDemoOrderDetail;",
                connection);
            deleteDetail.ExecuteNonQuery();

            // Perform an initial count on the destination 
            //  table with matching columns. 
            SqlCommand countRowHeader = new SqlCommand(
                "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dbo.BulkCopyDemoOrderHeader;",
                connection);
            long countStartHeader = System.Convert.ToInt32(
                countRowHeader.ExecuteScalar());
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Starting row count for Header table = {0}",
                countStartHeader);

            // Perform an initial count on the destination 
            // table with different column positions. 
            SqlCommand countRowDetail = new SqlCommand(
                "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dbo.BulkCopyDemoOrderDetail;",
                connection);
            long countStartDetail = System.Convert.ToInt32(
                countRowDetail.ExecuteScalar());
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Starting row count for Detail table = {0}",
                countStartDetail);

            // Get data from the source table as a SqlDataReader. 
            // The Sales.SalesOrderHeader and Sales.SalesOrderDetail 
            // tables are quite large and could easily cause a timeout 
            // if all data from the tables is added to the destination.  
            // To keep the example simple and quick, a parameter is   
            // used to select only orders for a particular account  
            // as the source for the bulk insert. 
            SqlCommand headerData = new SqlCommand(
                "SELECT [SalesOrderID], [OrderDate], " +
                "[AccountNumber] FROM [Sales].[SalesOrderHeader] " +
                "WHERE [AccountNumber] = @accountNumber;",
                connection);
            SqlParameter parameterAccount = new SqlParameter();
            parameterAccount.ParameterName = "@accountNumber";
            parameterAccount.SqlDbType = SqlDbType.NVarChar;
            parameterAccount.Direction = ParameterDirection.Input;
            parameterAccount.Value = "10-4020-000034";
            headerData.Parameters.Add(parameterAccount);
            SqlDataReader readerHeader = headerData.ExecuteReader();

            // Get the Detail data in a separate connection. 
            using (SqlConnection connection2 = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
            {
                connection2.Open();
                SqlCommand sourceDetailData = new SqlCommand(
                    "SELECT [Sales].[SalesOrderDetail].[SalesOrderID], [SalesOrderDetailID], " +
                    "[OrderQty], [ProductID], [UnitPrice] FROM [Sales].[SalesOrderDetail] " +
                    "INNER JOIN [Sales].[SalesOrderHeader] ON [Sales].[SalesOrderDetail]." +
                    "[SalesOrderID] = [Sales].[SalesOrderHeader].[SalesOrderID] " +
                    "WHERE [AccountNumber] = @accountNumber;", connection2);

                SqlParameter accountDetail = new SqlParameter();
                accountDetail.ParameterName = "@accountNumber";
                accountDetail.SqlDbType = SqlDbType.NVarChar;
                accountDetail.Direction = ParameterDirection.Input;
                accountDetail.Value = "10-4020-000034";
                sourceDetailData.Parameters.Add(accountDetail);
                SqlDataReader readerDetail = sourceDetailData.ExecuteReader();

                // Create the SqlBulkCopy object.  
                using (SqlBulkCopy bulkCopy =
                           new SqlBulkCopy(connectionString))
                {
                    bulkCopy.DestinationTableName =
                        "dbo.BulkCopyDemoOrderHeader";

                    // Write readerHeader to the destination. 
                    try
                    {
                        bulkCopy.WriteToServer(readerHeader);
                    }
                    catch (Exception ex)
                    {
                        Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
                    }
                    finally
                    {
                        readerHeader.Close();
                    }

                    // Set up a different destination and  
                    // map columns. 
                    bulkCopy.DestinationTableName =
                        "dbo.BulkCopyDemoOrderDetail";

                    // Write readerDetail to the destination. 
                    try
                    {
                        bulkCopy.WriteToServer(readerDetail);
                    }
                    catch (Exception ex)
                    {
                        Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
                    }
                    finally
                    {
                        readerDetail.Close();
                    }
                }

                // Perform a final count on the destination 
                // tables to see how many rows were added.  
                long countEndHeader = System.Convert.ToInt32(
                    countRowHeader.ExecuteScalar());
                Console.WriteLine("{0} rows were added to the Header table.",
                    countEndHeader - countStartHeader);
                long countEndDetail = System.Convert.ToInt32(
                    countRowDetail.ExecuteScalar());
                Console.WriteLine("{0} rows were added to the Detail table.",
                    countEndDetail - countStartDetail);
                Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to finish.");
                Console.ReadLine();
            }
        }
    }

    private static string GetConnectionString()
        // To avoid storing the connection string in your code,  
        // you can retrieve it from a configuration file. 
    {
        return "Data Source=(local); " +
            " Integrated Security=true;" +
            "Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;";
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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