FIX: "Out of Memory" Error with Bulk Insert

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BUG #: 55491 (SQLBUG_70)
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SYMPTOMS

Using the BULK INSERT statement may cause SQL Server to run out of memory and generate error 701:
There is insufficient system memory to run this query.

WORKAROUND

Increase the batch size for BCP to a large number to minimize the impact of the problem.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.

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Article ID: 246028 - Last Review: October 22, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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