Filesystem data to SQL Server table ...

Hi All.

How to scans "on-line" server filesystem directories (e.g. D:\Data\ and the subdirectories) and insert them to SQL server table? I need to have file list data as filename, modification date, size,... in SQL table.

I DON'T want to scan files every xy minutes but I want to create really "on-line" connection between filesystem and SQL server - when file is modified, data about this file in SQL Server record is changed immediately. Is there any system services or any COM components?

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Or have anybody any tested script for scaning directory structure and insert data to table?

Thanks Martin
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LowfatspreadCommented:
don't know of 1

but
declare table #t (dirdata varchar(8000))
insert into #t
 exec sp_cmdexec "Dir D:\*.*"

should do what you want....


you can set up a linked server to read actual text files ...  its described in BOL...  
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ShogunWadeCommented:
Personally I would do this by having a .NET service using the filewatcher to which will raise events when any thing happens.  then you can post the relevent details into SQL from the Service.

I do a similar thing for processing inbound FTP files automatically.
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martin_mmjAuthor Commented:
And "xp_getfiledetails" and "xp_dirtree"? Is it possible to use for this problem? How to use it?
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ShogunWadeCommented:
yes you could use these however, if as you are suggesting in your question "I DON'T want to scan files every xy minutes "  then how do you invoke SQL to perform if in an event driven mannor?  you cant.    

which is why I suggest a service using the filewatcher events.











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Has your question been answered?   If so could you please close it.
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