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SQL Script To Copy text file from one location to other and Delete the File after Copying tO some...


SQL Script To Copy text file from one location to other and Delete the File after Copying tO some log folder

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Rakesh.Chaudhary
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Hi ,
I need suggestions for following :

I am trying to copy a text file from One location to other location and After copying file Need to Delete file from source location and need to keep a log of this file
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I got the solution from one of my colleagues

Please find the solution below

DECLARE @from VARCHAR(200) 
DECLARE @to VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @to_move VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @sql VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @sql_mov VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @sql_del VARCHAR(200)

SELECT @to = '\\X\20120724.txt',
@from = '\\Y\20120724.txt',
@to_move = '\\Z\20120724.txt'

SET @sql = 'copy ' + @from + ' ' + @to
SET @sql_mov = 'copy ' + @from + ' ' + @to_move
SET @sql_del = 'del ' + @from

EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell @sql

EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell @sql_mov

EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell @sql_del


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Rakesh.Chaudhary (7/24/2012)
I got the solution from one of my colleagues

Please find the solution below

DECLARE @from VARCHAR(200) 
DECLARE @to VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @to_move VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @sql VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @sql_mov VARCHAR(200)
DECLARE @sql_del VARCHAR(200)

SELECT @to = '\\X\20120724.txt',
@from = '\\Y\20120724.txt',
@to_move = '\\Z\20120724.txt'

SET @sql = 'copy ' + @from + ' ' + @to
SET @sql_mov = 'copy ' + @from + ' ' + @to_move
SET @sql_del = 'del ' + @from

EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell @sql

EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell @sql_mov

EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell @sql_del



If you're going to use xp_CmdShell for this, there is a MOVE command in DOS and in ROBOCOPY.

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Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
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Thanks for the information about MOVE command. I was not aware about this earlier.
I have now implemented my requirement using the MOVE command.
Is there any other way to implement this other than using the xp_cmshell option?
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Other option is to explore SSIS..

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Thanks!
What should I use ,If want to Overwrite the existing file :

Currently I am using below query ,but its not working....

@sql = 'copy ' + @from + ' ' + @to +' /Y'
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