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bcp_getcolfmt

Used to find the column format property value.

RETCODE bcp_getcolfmt ( 
        HDBC hdbc, 
        INT field, 
        INT property, 
        void* pValue, 
        INT cbvalue, 
        INT* pcbLen);

hdbc

Is the bulk copy-enabled ODBC connection handle.

field

Is the column number for which the property is retrieved.

property

Is one of the property constants.

pValue

Is the pointer to the buffer from which to retrieve the property value.

cbValue

Is the length of the property buffer in bytes.

pcbLen

Pointer to length of the data that is being returned in the property buffer.

SUCCEED or FAIL.

Column format property values are listed in the bcp_setcolfmt topic. The column format property values are set by calling the bcp_setcolfmt function, and the bcp_getcolfmt function is used to find the column format property value.

Behavior changes may be observed when connecting to a SQL Server 2012 (or later) server computer, compared to earlier SQL Server versions. For more information, see Metadata Discovery.

The types used with the BCP_FMT_TYPE property for date/time types are as specified in Bulk Copy Changes for Enhanced Date/Time Types (OLE DB and ODBC).

For more information, see Date/Time Improvements (ODBC).

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