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Reading a file from the filesystem using SQL

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
In a SQL Stored Procedure, I write a file to the filesystem using teh following code:

DECLARE @dataToWrite VARBINARY(MAX),
      @ObjectToken INT
           
            EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1
            RECONFIGURE
            EXEC sp_configure 'Ole Automation Procedures', 1
            RECONFIGURE
 
             EXEC sp_OACreate 'ADODB.Stream', @ObjectToken OUTPUT
            EXEC sp_OASetProperty @ObjectToken, 'Type', 1
            EXEC sp_OAMethod @ObjectToken, 'Open'
            EXEC sp_OAMethod @ObjectToken, 'Write', NULL, @dataToWrite
            EXEC sp_OAMethod @ObjectToken, 'SaveToFile', NULL, 'filename', 2
            EXEC sp_OAMethod @ObjectToken, 'Close'
            EXEC sp_OADestroy @ObjectToken

            EXEC sp_configure 'Ole Automation Procedures', 0
            RECONFIGURE
            EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 0
            RECONFIGURE
           

Now, if I want to READ a file FROM teh filesystem, how do I go about that?!?!?!

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