Bulk Copy Program

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Bulk Copy Program[1] (BCP) is a command-line tool used to import or export data against a Microsoft SQL Server or Sybase database. The tool is often more efficient[citation needed] than more recent GUI-based applications, such as DTS, to import and extract data.

Common Uses[edit]

Some common uses of BCP are:

Other platforms[edit]


  1. ^ "Microsoft SQL Server bcp Utility". Microsoft. April 2010.
  2. ^ http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14220/utility.htm#sthref1799
  3. ^ Gennick, Jonathan; Mishra, Sanjay (2001). Oracle SQL*Loader: The Definitive Guide. Definitive Guide Series. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 14. ISBN 9781565929487. Retrieved 2015-08-13. On Unix systems, the command used to invoke SQL*Loader is sqlldr. On Windows systems running Oracle8i, release 8.1 or higher, the command is also sqlldr. Prior to release 8.1, the SQL*Loader command on Windows included the first two digits of the Oracle release number [...] sqlldr80 (Oracle8, release 8.0), sqlldr73 (Oracle7, release 7.3), and so forth.
  4. ^ "MySQL 5.1 LOAD DATA INFILE Documentation". Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  5. ^ "PostgreSQL 8.1.21 Documentation". Retrieved 2010-05-31.