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Posted on 2011-09-22
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Hi, I got this error when I run the bellow job:

"Executed as user: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. Unclosed quotation mark after the character string 'D:\Development\Menafn_Sql_Backup_daily\menafnfullbackup2292011'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 105)  Incorrect syntax near 'D:\Development\Menafn_Sql_Backup_daily\menafnfullbackup2292011'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 102).  The step failed."


Here is th job

DECLARE @backupDate nvarchar(8)
declare @deletedate datetime
declare @statement nvarchar(100)
set @backupDate =cast(day(getdate())as nvarchar)
				+cast (month(getdate())as nvarchar)
				+cast (year(getdate())as nvarchar)
				
 select @deletedate= DATEADD(dd,-3,GETDATE())				
execute xp_delete_file 0, 'D:\Development\Menafn_Sql_Backup_daily', 'bak', @deletedate

set @statement ='BACKUP DATABASE menafn 
		TO DISK = ''D:\Development\Menafn_Sql_Backup_daily\menafnfullbackup'
		+@backupdate+
		'.bak'''
 
execute (@statement)

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by:Philip Pinnell
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I think you want

set @statement ='Backup DATABASE menafn TO DISK = ''D:\Development\Menafn_Sql_Backup_daily\menafnfullbackup' +@backupdate+ '.bak'''
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by:Sindibad_123
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Still the same error:

Executed as user: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. Unclosed quotation mark after the character string 'D:\Development\Menafn_Sql_Backup_daily\menafnfullbackup2292011.bak'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 105)  Incorrect syntax near 'D:\Development\Menafn_Sql_Backup_daily\menafnfullbackup2292011.bak'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 102).  The step failed.
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Philip Pinnell earned 500 total points
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Ha!

try
declare @statement nvarchar(200)
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by:JestersGrind
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You can comment out the execute and substitute in PRINT @Statement to see what exactly is being executed.  The issue usually becomes obvious at that point.  You will also be able to run the output to verify that it works.

Greg

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by:Sindibad_123
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Good catch
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by:JestersGrind
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Andy nailed it.  You variable length is too short so it's truncating the string.  

Greg

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by:Philip Pinnell
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Easily done.

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