I have created a bcp shell script to upload some files to sql server database!
the script will first do ftp to retrive the files from some other informix server then it will upload the file to sqlserver database
It's retriving the file successfuly but while uploading it to sql server it gives the error message "Error = Microsofthttp://SQL Server Native Client 11.0String data, right truncation"
I have noticed that after I open the file in word pad and just save it without even doing any changes then it will allow uploading
I think while saving the file some things happening at windows side because i compared the original file with old file and found some difference in bytes (the new one is greater than old one)
Could you advise some solution
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9 replies Latest Post - 2012-12-03T07:27:40Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: Uploading file from informix to sqlserver through bcp2012-05-16T15:15:48Z in response to SystemAdminHi Ahmed,
so on your way to MS?
Well, your problem sounds like it has to do with the different ways a line break is encoded under Unix and Windows (in Windows this takes two bytes while in Unix only one, so the difference in size should exactly be the number of rows in your file).
unix2dos would be your friend if it exists on your Unix - if not, try the same on some Linux box.
Re: Uploading file from informix to sqlserver through bcp2012-05-16T16:03:21Z in response to andreaslHi Andreas,
Yes dear i could not get informix net and now i'm taking the data directly from informix to sql server!
unix2dos will not work in patch and shell scripts as i know!
I need the file to be uploaded automaticly from informix to sqlserver without and manual interfere
I have done every thing, only this problem i'm facing while uploading the file via bcp command
Re: Uploading file from informix to sqlserver through bcp2012-05-17T07:11:20Z in response to SystemAdminHi Ahmed,
you've mentioned you use the FTP to get the file from unix to windows box. The FTP protocol can use one of 2 transfer modes - binary and ascii. In binary mode the files are transferred 'as is' i.e. the target file is a binary copy of the source one. In ascii mode the line breaks are converted in case they are different. So when you move a text file from Unix to Windows in ascii mode, the '0xA' (unix line break) is converted to '0xA0xD' (windows line break) automatically.
You do not mention which tool or API do you use in your script for the FTP transfer, but if it is the standard ftp client in Windows, you can automate it in this way:
- prepare a text file 'test.ftp' containing the FTP commands like:
- then run the ftp client as 'ftp -s:test.ftp unix.host.name'
Re: Uploading file from informix to sqlserver through bcp2012-11-22T06:14:50Z in response to SystemAdminHi Tomas,
I hope you are doing well!
I need your assistance in configuring a new tape drive for Compaq Proliant ML350.
Currently we are using "hp SureStore DAT24" but it got damaged and we got a new tape which is "hp SureStore DAT72"
The DAT72 doesnot work, i think it require some configuration!
Could you please help me in that?!
Appreciating your support!
Re: Uploading file from informix to sqlserver through bcp2012-11-22T12:33:25Z in response to SystemAdminHi Ahmed,
this forum is intended to discuss the problems related to IBM Informix products family.
Unfortunately i'm not familiar with HP hardware administration. If the new tape drive doesn't work in your system, you should consult the OS documentation, the documentation delivered with the tape drive and perhaps contact the HP support.
If I've misunderstood you question and your tape works as expected at the OS level but you have problems with getting it working with IBM Informix backup utilities (ontape,onload/onunload), please describe the symptoms of the problem (plus the exact version of IBM Informix Server and the operating system you're using).
Kind regards, Tomas
Re: Uploading file from informix to sqlserver through bcp2012-11-24T06:58:17Z in response to SystemAdminHi Tomas,
Thanks for your kind reply, in fact this is something related to Unix operating system, in case of installing a new tape drive i believe we should configure it through unix!
We are using Unix OS and the informix version 5.05 is installed on it.
For backup we are using tape, the current tape is HP DAT24 and the new one which i need to install is DAT72 so i think that for new tape we have to change the configuration in unix, but i don't know exactly how to do it.
Please try to help out!
Thanks a lot
Re: Uploading file from informix to sqlserver through bcp2012-12-03T07:27:40Z in response to SystemAdminHi Ahmed,
i'm sorry, but as I told you previously, if you have problem with HW or its configuration in operating system, you need to contact the HW provider. You didn't described the symptoms of your problem, but even if you did, i don't have any HP-UX box with a tape drive to investigate on.
So again, please contact HP support to get help with the tape drive configuration in OS. Once it will be working properly in OS and if there'll be problems to use it with Informix, we can look at that.