Microsoft Knowledge Base article
HOWTO: Analyzing Web Logs with SQL
describes a utility that you can use to strip the header lines from an Internet Information Server/Services (IIS) log for bulk insert to Microsoft SQL Server. This article provides that utility as well as the source code.
The Prewebplog.exe utility takes the path and file name of an IIS log file, removes the lines that start with "#" (these are the header lines in Web logs) and outputs the file to STDOUT.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: JUN-21-2001
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The PrepWebLog.exe file contains the following files:
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To run the utility, use the following command:
D:\>preplog.exe [name of web log]
The output will go automatically go to STDOUT. Add a file name to direct to a specific output file:
D:\>preplog.exe [name of web log] > [name of output file]
For example, to send the output to a file called "C:\Out.log":
D:\>preplog.exe c:\blah.log > out.log