Posted By: Anonymous
I know I’ve done this before years ago, but I can’t remember the syntax, and I can’t find it anywhere due to pulling up tons of help docs and articles about “bulk imports”.
Here’s what I want to do, but the syntax is not exactly right… please, someone who has done this before, help me out 🙂
INSERT INTO dbo.MyTable (ID, Name) VALUES (123, 'Timmy'), (124, 'Jonny'), (125, 'Sally')
I know that this is close to the right syntax. I might need the word “BULK” in there, or something, I can’t remember. Any idea?
I need this for a SQL Server 2005 database. I’ve tried this code, to no avail:
DECLARE @blah TABLE ( ID INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, Name VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL ) INSERT INTO @blah (ID, Name) VALUES (123, 'Timmy') VALUES (124, 'Jonny') VALUES (125, 'Sally') SELECT * FROM @blah
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'VALUES'.
INSERT INTO dbo.MyTable (ID, Name) SELECT 123, 'Timmy' UNION ALL SELECT 124, 'Jonny' UNION ALL SELECT 125, 'Sally'
For SQL Server 2008, can do it in one VALUES clause exactly as per the statement in your question (you just need to add a comma to separate each values statement)…