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I am trying to run SQL like the following from a java app.

result = stmt.executeQuery( "CREATE TABLE #test(ID unsigned int);LOAD INTO #test (ID '\x09\x0a') from '/path/to/file.bcp' " );

I know the query works. I ran it in isql without and issue. I am using the iAnywhere JDBC driver that came with SQL Anywhere 11 (jodbc.jar). In my java project I am using jodbc.jar from SQL Anywhere 11. My connection string is pretty simple. "jdbc:ianywhere:DSN=dw". I can get a connection, but I now get the following error: [Sybase][ODBC Driver][Sybase IQ]Syntax error near 'LOAD'.

Previously I tried using jconnect and got the same error.

Any Ideas?

asked 06 Oct '11, 21:47

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edited 07 Oct '11, 08:34

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Graeme Perrow

IMHO, your LOAD TABLE statement simply misses the word TABLE - it's the word INTO that is optional:

CREATE TABLE #test(ID unsigned int);
LOAD INTO TABLE #test (ID) from '/path/to/file.bcp';
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answered 07 Oct '11, 03:24

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Volker Barth
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Volker, that was the issue. Thanks! I really appreciate the help. This has been holding me back for a day and a half now. It's strange to me that LOAD INTO worked when using isql. Thanks again.

(07 Oct '11, 07:50) Jon
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I'm glad to hear that.

What exactly "isql" tool are you using - DBISQL or dbisqlc? (Or a IQ-specific tool?)

In my tests, both DBISQL and dbisqlc (v11.0.1.2527) raise the expected syntax error (SQLCODE -131) when LOAD TABLE is used without "TABLE".

(07 Oct '11, 08:29) Volker Barth

Interactive SQL Java version 9.0.1, build 2097. It is a Java GUI that came as part of Adaptive Server IQ 12.6.

(07 Oct '11, 09:42) Jon

In addition to what Volker said, this forum is about SQL Anywhere, not IQ.

IQ's syntax for the LOAD TABLE statement differs from SQL Anywhere's; here's the IQ syntax:;pt=61646

Having said that, Volker's answer is probably the right one.

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answered 07 Oct '11, 04:29

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Thank you for the link. Reviewing now.

(07 Oct '11, 07:51) Jon
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