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BCP command using TSQL without xp_cmdshell


BCP command using TSQL without xp_cmdshell

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Hello,

in sql server 2000 I used bcp to be run it in Tsql with xp_cmshell

EXEC master..xp_cmdshell @SQLCmd.

@SQLCmd is the bcp cmd.

In SQL server 2005 xp_cmdshell is disabled (I have to enable with sp_configure), but there is another way to run bcp using TSQL to avoid enabling xp_cmdshell.

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You could schedule it as a OS task in sql agent. Other than that, I don't think there's a way to run an OS command without xp_cmdshell (unless you create an EXTERNAL_ACCESS CLR procedure to call it, but that strikes me as wrong)


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There is no another way to run bcp while xp_cmdshell is disabled.
But you may consider Bulk Load TSQL command or CLR (DLLs written in VB or C# and stored in SQL Server) if you want just to load data from file system.
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OPENROWSET with the 'BULK' provider or BULK INSERT are your other choices.


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that works for importing data.

for exporting data, you have to use BCP or SSIS.



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thank to everybody,

bcp is used to export data, so to run bcp in TSQL I have to enable XP_cmdshell.

SSIS in this project is not used.

If anyone find another way let me know





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there's one other option here but I've never tried it - apparently you can export directly from SQL to Excel using OPENROWSET:

http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49926



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In order to export data to Excel using OPENROWSET you would need to have Excel installed in order to use the Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 driver
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as part of the same job enable xp_cmdshell just before the bcp and disable it again immediately afterwards

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george sibbald (5/2/2009)
as part of the same job enable xp_cmdshell just before the bcp and disable it again immediately afterwards


That would certainly work... I guess my question would be...

If the job being run can do that, what's to prevent other users from doing the same? The answer is security. xp_CmdShell requires SA privs to be executed. Disabling xp_CmdShell will not prevent a user with SA privs from enabling it and non SA users can do neither.

Enable xp_CmdShell, leave it enabled, and restrict all users but a "batch" user from having SA privs. There is no need to ever expose the password for that batch user either. It can all be done through callable jobs.

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