It seems that while I’ve posted about how to update segment descriptions from CSV in Microsoft Dynamics GP and how to copy them to a new company or even all companies, I’ve never actually posted the script I use to insert them.
I needed this script the other day and ended up using the update descriptions one as the basis for a new script to insert segments into Dynamics GP; this script will pick the text file (or CSV file if you change the second highlighted section to a comma), update any existing segments and insert new segments into the Segment Description Master (GL40200) table.
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk) This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Int). */ CREATE TABLE #Segments ( SGMTNUMB VARCHAR(100) ,SGMNTID VARCHAR(100) ,DSCRIPTN VARCHAR(100) ) GO BULK INSERT #Segments FROM 'C:\Integrations\COA\Segments.txt' WITH ( FIELDTERMINATOR = '\t' ,ROWTERMINATOR = '\n' ,FIRSTROW = 2 ) GO UPDATE Segments SET Segments.SGMTNUMB = NewSegments.SGMTNUMB ,Segments.SGMNTID = NewSegments.SGMNTID ,Segments.DSCRIPTN = Left(NewSegments.DSCRIPTN, 31) FROM GL40200 AS Segments INNER JOIN #Segments AS NewSegments ON NewSegments.SGMTNUMB = Segments.SGMTNUMB AND NewSegments.SGMNTID = Segments.SGMNTID GO INSERT INTO GL40200 ( SGMTNUMB ,SGMNTID ,DSCRIPTN ) --VALUES ( SELECT SGMTNUMB ,SGMNTID ,LEFT(DSCRIPTN, 31) FROM #Segments AS NewSegments WHERE ( SELECT COUNT(*) FROM GL40200 AS Segments WHERE Segments.SGMTNUMB = NewSegments.SGMTNUMB AND Segments.SGMNTID = NewSegments.SGMNTID ) = 0 ) GO DROP TABLE #Segments GO
As always with a SQL script which makes changes, I’d make sure you have a good backup and test the script before running it in case you encounter problems.