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Execute .sql script within a stored procedure without using xp_cmdshell


Execute .sql script within a stored procedure without using xp_cmdshell

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Hi,

I want to execute a .sql script within a stored procedure but I want to do it without enabling xp_cmdshell.

Any ideas?
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I didn't try this way but it could work. You could use a BULK INSERT and write the content of the .sql file into a table and then execute this content as dynamic SQL.
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juniorDBA13 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:42 AM
Hi,

I want to execute a .sql script within a stored procedure but I want to do it without enabling xp_cmdshell.

Any ideas?

Are you sure that's a good idea? You'd want to make very sure that nobody has access to modify the .sql file, otherwise all sorts of damage could be done.

John

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What is the .sql file doing? Why are you wanting to execute SQL from a file in a (shared) file path? Is it so that it can be dynamic? Is it procedurally generated perhaps? There are far safer ways than just executing a .sql file. Like John said, if anyone has access to modify it, they could easily do a huge amount of damage.


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Thom A - Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:54 AM
What is the .sql file doing? Why are you wanting to execute SQL from a file in a (shared) file path? Is it so that it can be dynamic? Is it procedurally generated perhaps? There are far safer ways than just executing a .sql file. Like John said, if anyone has access to modify it, they could easily do a huge amount of damage.

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juniorDBA13 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:42 AM
Hi,

I want to execute a .sql script within a stored procedure but I want to do it without enabling xp_cmdshell.

Any ideas?


This is a form of "Death by SQL" no matter how you do it. Perhaps if you explained why there's a need to do such a thing and what the script(s) will actually do, we might be able to recommend a much safer method.

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