Send email with attachments from stored procedure in MS SQL 2005

Hi,

I want to create a sql job that will run every night at 3 AM and send emails.

I am able to send emails from the stored procedure using "msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail".

[[
                SET @SQL =     ' EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
                @profile_name = ''' + @Profile_Name + ''',
                @recipients = ''' + @EmailRecipients + ''',
                @body_format = ''html'',
                @subject = ''' + @EmailSubjectToSend + ''',
                @body = ''' + @EmailBodyToSend + ''';'

        EXEC (@SQL)
]]

Now In many cases I want to attach some files (one or more than one) to the email. The attachments are stored in the database itself (in one table. The table structure is:

[[
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblCourseAutoEmailAttachments](
    [AttachmentID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
    [CourseAutomatedEmailID] [int] NULL,
    [Attachment] [image] NULL,
    [AttachmentName] [varchar](50) COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS NULL,
    [AttachmentSize] [int] NULL)
]]


Please let me know how can I send emails with attachments from the stored procedure.

Thanks in advance.

Ankit
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indianguru2Commented:
You have to use bcp to dump you Attachment to a temp folder on the Hard Drive and then use the database mail to pick that up and send.

This link will help you with the above task
http://www.sqlteam.com/article/exporting-data-programatically-with-bcp-and-xp_cmdshell

This can be used to send the mail

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
    @profile_name = 'Administrator',
    @recipients = 'me@somewhere.com',
    @file_attachments =  'D:\File1.txt;D:\File2.txt'  
    @body = 'Test File Attachments',
    @subject = 'Files Attached';
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aplusexpertAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

I will try this solution and let you know.

- Ankit
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aplusexpertAuthor Commented:
Hi,

This is not the solution I was looking for. The suggested solution above creates .txt file only, while I needed to get any type of file which was saved in that table, like .doc, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .jpg, .txt.

I have selected an alternate way to achieve this functionality by creating windows service.

Thanks.

Ankit
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