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How to generate html file and save to the file system


How to generate html file and save to the file system

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Kingfish
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I just upgraded from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012 and had a procedure that dynamically builds html and uses xp_smtp_sendmail to send the email. One of the parameters for this procedure is @dumpmsg. This parameter allows you to save the html file to the file system. In SQL Server 2012, sp_send_dbmail does not have a parameter to save the html file to the file system. In 2012, how can I build and html file and save it to the file system? Can this be done in TSQL or do I need to use SSIS?
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You could create a job that will use a Cmd Exec step to save the file. It'll save you a trip to SSIS.

Although there's a great amount of unnecessary fear about it, you could use xp_CmdShell to export it using BCP or SQLCmd.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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