Unexpected EOF encountered in BCP data-file



“[Microsoft][SQL Native Client ]Unexpected EOF encountered in BCP data-file”


You may encounter an error message when trying to transfer data to your database with the BCP tool from a CSV format file.


The reason for the problem is that the delimiters used in your CSV file are different from the delimiter in your command.

For example, if the delimiter in your CSV file is a comma and you have not specified any delimiters in your BCP command, you will see this error.

Example of a command where a comma separator is not used:

As you can see, this command does not specify a comma as delimiter. The “-t” parameter must be used to specify the comma delimiter.

Ekrem Önsoy
Author: Ekrem Önsoy

The original article was written in Turkish by Ekrem Önsoy and translated to English by dbtut with the consent of the author. The copyright of the article belongs to the author. The author shall not be liable in any way for any defect caused by translation.

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