The purpose of the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard is to copy data from a source to a destination. The wizard can also create a destination database and destination tables for you. However, if you have to copy multiple databases or tables, or other kinds of database objects, you should use the Copy Database Wizard instead. For more information, see Using the Copy Database Wizard.
Type a query statement to retrieve selected rows of data from the source database. For example, the following query statement retrieves the BusinessEntityID, SalesQuota, and SalesYTD from the AdventureWorks2008R2 database for sales persons whose commission percentage is more than 1.5 percent.
SELECT BusinessEntityID, SalesQuota, SalesYTD
WHERE CommissionPct > 0.015
Checks the syntax of the SQL statement in the SQL statement text box.
If the time that is required to check the syntax of the statement exceeds the time-out value of 30 seconds, parsing stops and generates an error. You will not be able to move past this page of the wizard until parsing succeeds. One solution is to create a database view based on the query, and to query the view from the wizard, instead of entering the query text directly.
Select a file containing a SQL statement by using the Open dialog box. Selecting a file copies the text from the file into the Query statement text box.