Need to rename files associated to sql records

Posted on 2011-10-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We have a vended app that we are moving away from.  The system stores links to videos.  The vendor changed the file names to guids so they don't make sense if you look at them through windows explorer.  I found the translation table in the database.  Here is an example:

MediaElementID                        displayName
abcd123456789xxx                 vs TeamA

Any thoughts on how I can rename the files using this table?  Long shot but was curious if anyone had any thoughts.
Question by:martyuni
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tlovie earned 2000 total points
ID: 36904072
use a select statement to create command lines, that you can copy and paste into a command window or script.

select 'ren "' + MediaElementID + '" "' +DisplayName + '"' from table


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ID: 36904096
Will give that a try, thanks tlovie

Author Comment

ID: 36904315
I get the following error:

Msg 402, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The data types varchar and uniqueidentifier are incompatible in the add operator.

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ID: 36904359
I figured it out, had to convert he guid to varchar.  Thanks for the help

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