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Datetime in the filename

Posted on 2011-02-11
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I have the following job running daily and dropping a file to the specified location.

EXEC xp_cmdshell 'bcp "exec ErX.dbo.sp_Ap1" queryout \\vat\users\L\IReport.xml -c -T'

How do I incorporate datetime into the file name IReport.
Thanks!
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by:ScottJones74
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ireport_2_11_11.xml
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by:tlovie
ID: 34873407
This might work:

EXEC xp_cmdshell 'bcp "exec ErX.dbo.sp_Ap1" queryout \\vat\users\L\IReport' + convert(varchar(8), getdate(), 112)  + '.xml -c -T'
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 34873474
declare @cmd varchar(128)
declare @filename varchar(24)

set @filename = 'IReport_' + CAST(DATEPART(Y, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' +
                             CAST(DATEPART(M, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' +
                             CAST(DATEPART(D, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '.xml'
set @cmd = 'bcp "exec ErX.dbo.sp_Ap1" queryout \\vat\users\L\' + @filename + ' -c -T'                            
EXEC xp_cmdshell @cmd
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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Change it to
declare @cmd varchar(128)
declare @filename varchar(24)

set @filename = 'IReport_' + CAST(DATEPART(YY, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' + 
                             CAST(DATEPART(MM, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' + 
                             CAST(DATEPART(DD, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '.xml'
set @cmd = 'bcp "exec ErX.dbo.sp_Ap1" queryout \\vat\users\L\' + @filename + ' -c -T'                             
EXEC xp_cmdshell @cmd

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by:MPI_IT
ID: 34873894
Hi ewangoya,
It woked well with date part. Is it possible to incorporate time in the file name too (hhmmss) ?
Thanks !


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Ephraim Wangoya earned 250 total points
ID: 34873931
try
declare @cmd varchar(128)
declare @filename varchar(128)

set @filename = 'IReport_' + CAST(DATEPART(YY, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' + 
                             CAST(DATEPART(MM, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' + 
                             CAST(DATEPART(DD, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' +  
                             CAST(DATEPART(HH, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' + 
                             CAST(DATEPART(MINUTE, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '_' +
                             CAST(DATEPART(SS, GETDATE()) as VARCHAR) + '.xml'
set @cmd = 'bcp "exec ErX.dbo.sp_Ap1" queryout \\vat\users\L\' + @filename + ' -c -T'                             
EXEC xp_cmdshell @cmd

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by:MPI_IT
ID: 34874447
It worked perfectly. Thank you !
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