Process Failure

Posted on 2005-03-23
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I'm attempting to run the below SQL Server BCP command as a Process, but I'm getting the error, "Unhandled Exception: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified."  What could be causing this?  It runs fine using "Process.Start(Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("COMSPEC")," /c bcp...", but I want it to wait before exiting; hence, the need for a Process.

Process p = new Process();
p.StartInfo.FileName = "bcp MyDB.dbo.MyTable in MyFile -m 1 -c -S MyServer -U MyUserId -P MyPassword";
Question by:arichexe
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Expert Comment

ID: 13618898
FileName property must point to a file name with full path and not including parameter

Author Comment

ID: 13618938
How do I specify the parameters?
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Thandava Vallepalli earned 500 total points
ID: 13619096

try this one

      System.Diagnostics.Process proc = new System.Diagnostics.Process();
      proc.StartInfo.FileName = "bcp";
      proc.StartInfo.Arguments = "MyDB.dbo.MyTable in MyFile -m 1 -c -S MyServer -U MyUserId -P MyPassword";

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Expert Comment

by:Thandava Vallepalli
ID: 13619103
Here is the sample program

using System;

class Demo
      public static void Main(string[] args)
            if( args != null && args.Length > 0 )
                  System.Diagnostics.Process proc = new System.Diagnostics.Process();
                  proc.StartInfo.FileName = args[0];
                  proc.StartInfo.Arguments = (args.Length > 1 ? args[1] : "");
                  Console.WriteLine( "Please provide 1 or 2 parameters \n Ex: process notepad (or) process calc" );

compile command: csc <filename.cs>
Execute command:  filename.exe  <processfilepath>  <arguments to the process>


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