How do I Run a DOS .bat file from a dts package?

Posted on 2004-08-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
How do I Run a DOS .bat file from a dts package?
Using SQL Server 2K - Win2K - XPP
Question by:Justin_Case_77
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MarcRosenberg earned 50 total points
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Within the DTS Job... Choose Task... (4) Execute Process Task:Then specify the location of the bat file and any parameters, timeouts etc.

Good Luck.. Hope this Helps

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You can also use an Execute SQL Task with master..XP_CMDSHELL 'c:\yourbat.bat'

You could also use the ActiveX task to do it....What exactly do you need to do within your job flow?

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Yes, Thank you.  I was using an 'Execute Process Task' to execute the bat file.  I had an error in the bat file.

My recommendation to future readers of this thread is to use absolute paths to executables.
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So you selected an answer that you found a solution to on your own?

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My first question on this forum and I should have debugged it myself first.  Feeling a bit humbled right now.  Going to read up on this whole point system thing. Don't really understand it yet.  Thanks to all that tried to help.
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