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Pulling Filename from Windows directory into table


Pulling Filename from Windows directory into table

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Jeff Moden
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tjm (7/22/2009)
Nope. Worked Great! Thanks for all your help!

Implemented and is already on production server. :-D

-tjm


Wow... you folks don't waste any time. Thanks for the feedback.

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Having a brain fart this morning. Where do I supply this parameter?

Msg 201, Level 16, State 4, Procedure GetDirDetails, Line 0
Procedure or function 'GetDirDetails' expects parameter '@piFullPath', which was not supplied.
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Look at the section of the code that I provided called "Usage:" ;-)

--Jeff Moden

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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.
If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair

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Thanks! Having one of those days....
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Jeff,

Just wanted to thank you again. That procedure has really come in handy in multiple scenarios.

-tjm
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Michael Valentine Jones (7/22/2009)
This is a farily simple method:

declare @files table (cmdout nvarchar(100) )

insert into @files ( cmdout )
-- Get filenames excluding directories
exec master.dbo.xp_cmdshell 'dir C:\ /b /a:-d'

select cmdout from @files where cmdout is not null order by cmdout



Results:

cmdout
-------------------
AUTOEXEC.BAT
BOOT.BAK
boot.ini
cmldr
CONFIG.SYS
IO.SYS
license.txt
MSDOS.SYS
ntdetect.com
ntldr
pagefile.sys




Simpler still is EXEC Master.dbo.xp_Dirtree 'path/filename',1,1 but that isn't what the OP asked for either. He wants the dates for each file, as well.

--Jeff Moden

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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.
If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair

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tjm (8/7/2009)
Jeff,

Just wanted to thank you again. That procedure has really come in handy in multiple scenarios.

-tjm


That's absolutlely awesome. Thanks for the feedback! :-)

--Jeff Moden

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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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How do I email the list of filenames from the table? I'm using SQL 2005 and have configured Database Mail.
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Jeff,

This procedure works great but when I use it to read a directory that has more than 255 files in it the file names and details for the row numbers >=256 are the same as row number 255. The row number increases but the name, path , short name etc read the same as row 255. Any ideas?

Thanks,

E
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Could you post or attach rows 250 to 260 so I can see what you mean and try to duplicate the problem?

--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.
If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair

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