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Return error messages from xp_cmdshell without using temp tables

Posted on 2007-11-15
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Hi Guys n Gals,

I've been asked to develop an SP that can run dos commands and isqlw. The SP has to return any error messages from the operating system or SQL Server. But I can't create temporary tables in the SP to store the error messages.  The bare bones SP looks like this so far ... any ideas?

Cheers,

Pete

-- This SP is for running xp_cmdshell and reporting back and operating system error messages
CREATE proc sp_RunCmd
 @MyCmd varchar (50), @Result varchar(250) OUTPUT
AS
-- @MyCmd - This will be a DOS cmd or isqlw statement e.g. @MyCmd = 'mkdir MyDir ' Or what ever

-- Normally I'd do  this but we can't create temp tables
CREATE TABLE #TempTable(Message VARCHAR(250))       -- can't do this
INSERT #TempTable                               
EXEC master.dbo.xp_cmdshell @MyCmd      
            
SELECT @Result = Message FROM #TempTable            
                        


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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>CREATE TABLE #TempTable(Message VARCHAR(250))       -- can't do this
why not?

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by:Pete_Burke
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Its a replica database and read only
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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then you need to choose some alternative:
* put your procedure into another database
* try to create table table in another database explicitely
  CREATE TABLE tempdb..#TempTable(Message VARCHAR(250))    

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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Hello Pete_Burke,

you can create temp tables as physically they are created in the tempdb. and there is no other way other than using temp tables / table variables

now the wn is , if this is a read only db, how can u create an sp there

Aneesh R.
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by:Ashish Patel
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Any Why you dont want to create #Temp tables? There is no other way round to deal with this is to redirect the output to a file and read that file from SP.
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by:Ashish Patel
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Sorry a statement error in my comments.
Any Why you dont want to create #Temp tables? There is no other way round to deal with this except that you redirect the output to a file and read that file from SP and parse the text.
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