FIX: Non-ASCII data might be lost when you use the SQLBulkCopy class to transfer Non-ASCII data in SQL Server 2008


When you use the SQLBulkCopy class to transfer data that contains non-ASCII characters in Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the non-ASCII characters might be lost.

For example, you use the SQLBulkCopy class to transfer the string data Ă to a table. After it is transferred, the string data is A instead of Ă.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems: 
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Vista SP2

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x86-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform,928,12828-Oct-201111:27x86

For all supported x64-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform,095,55228-Oct-201110:56x64,928,12828-Oct-201111:27x86

For all supported IA64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform,235,32828-Oct-201112:28IA-64,928,12828-Oct-201111:27x86


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 2635219 - Last Review: Jan 20, 2012 - Revision: 1

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise