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There are many ways to get data into and out of a database. Traditional tools for loading and unloading data with SQL Server are still commonly used today. In addition, newer applications and implementations continue to grow in a diverse manner. New functionality and technology continue to give us different ways of accessing data. This chapter first discusses the old tools and then progresses through SQL Server functionality by discussing some of the newest techniques and features. Everything from bulk processes to the use of the Service Broker handles aspects of maneuvering data throughout the environment.