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How to give variables in command line in sql server agent 2005

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I have the following syntax example
select * from Products where supplierID=? and categoryid=?(i used this syntax in SSIS)
I created SSIS variables @suppID and @catID
I want to execute above sql statement as a JOB by using SQL server Agent
How can I pass the varriable values through sql server agent though command line
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by:randy_knight
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You need to use the /SET option for DTEXEC.EXE.  It can be used to speciy a value for any property, not just variables.  

Also, an easy way to generate DTEXEC statements is to use the DTEXECUI utility (same as run pacakge in SSMS) and set everthing, then click on CommandLine.  Append what is generated to DTEXEC and you're good to go.
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by:coventri
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Hi Randy,
In sql agent step  in Command line option i changed the restore original option to edit the command lineoption manually.Then i enter the following code
/FILE "C:\Users\prithvi\Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\extracting and archiving file\extracting and archiving file\Package.dtsx"  /MAXCONCURRENT " -1 " /CHECKPOINTING OFF /SET"\Package.Variables[User::categorytid].Value";1/SET"\Package.Variables[User::supplierid].Value";1 /REPORTING E

It was giving error like
Option "/SET\Package.Variables[User::categorytid].Value;1" is not valid.  The command line parameters are invalid.  The step failed.
Thanks for ur help
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Executed as user: PRITHVI-PC\SYSTEM. Microsoft (R) SQL Server Execute Package Utility  Version 9.00.3042.00 for 32-bit  Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp 1984-2005. All rights reserved.    Argument "OFF/SET\Package.Variables[User::supplierid].Value;1/SET\Package.Variables[User::categoryid].Value;1" for option "checkpointing" is not valid.  The command line parameters are invalid.  The step failed.
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did you try generating your command line using the Execute Package utility?  Thtat's what I always do to get it right.  Open up DTEXECUI from SSMS, then set all your options including variables.  Then click on command line and it will give you the command line you need.  Copy that and paste it into the SQL Agent step.
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