Start the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard

You can start the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard in one of the following ways to import data from and export data to any supported data source. This topic briefly describes the steps for each method of starting the wizard.

Important

This topic describes only how to start the wizard. If you're looking for something else, see Related tasks and content.

Start menu

Start the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard from the Start menu

  1. On the Start menu, find and expand Microsoft SQL Server 2016.
  2. Click one of the following options.

    • SQL Server 2016 Import and Export Data (64-bit)

    • SQL Server 2016 Import and Export Data (32-bit)

    Run the 64-bit version of the wizard unless you know that your data source requires a 32-bit data provider.

    Start wizard Start

Command prompt

Start the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard from the command prompt

In a Command Prompt window, run DTSWizard.exe from one of the following locations.

  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130\DTS\Binn for the 64-bit version.

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\130\DTS\Binn for the 32-bit version.

Run the 64-bit version of the wizard unless you know that your data source requires a 32-bit data provider.

Start wizard cmd

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Start the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard from SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

  1. In SQL Server Management Studio, connect to an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine.

  2. Expand Databases.

  3. Right-click a database.
  4. Point to Tasks.
  5. Click one of the following options.

    • Import Data

    • Export Data

    Start wizard SSMS

If you don't have SQL Server installed, or you have SQL Server but don't have SQL Server Management Studio installed, see Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

Visual Studio

Start the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard from Visual Studio with SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

In Visual Studio with SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), with an Integration Services project open, do one of the following things.

  • On the Project menu, click SSIS Import and Export Wizard.

    Start wizard Project

    - or -

  • In Solution Explorer, right-click the SSIS Packages folder, and then click SSIS Import and Export Wizard.

    Start wizard Packages

If you don't have Visual Studio installed, or you have Visual Studio but don't have SQL Server Data Tools installed, see Download SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

Get the wizard

If you want to run the wizard, but you don't have Microsoft SQL Server installed on your computer, you can install the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard by installing SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). For more info, see Download SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

Get help while the wizard is running

Tip

Tap the F1 key from any page or dialog box of the wizard to see documentation for the current page.

What's next?

When you start the wizard, the first page is Welcome to SQL Server Import and Export Wizard. You don't have to take any action on this page. For more info, see Welcome to SQL Server Import and Export Wizard.

Here are some other basic tasks.