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Copy command not working to create "txt" file from two "csv" files

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Working Code:

bcp "select * from livedb.dbo.tblRCASelfPay" queryout "P:\ACCOUNTING\RCA.csv" -T -SPTM-DR01 -w -t^,
bcp "select * from livedb.dbo.tblRCAHdr" queryout "P:\ACCOUNTING\RCAHdr.csv" -T -SPTM-DR01 -w -t^,
copy P:\ACCOUNTING\RCAHdr.csv + P:\ACCOUNTING\RCA.csv P:\Accounting\RCAData.txt


Non-Working Code:

bcp "select * from livedb.dbo.tblRCASelfPay" queryout "P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCA.csv" -T -SPTM-DR01 -w -t^,
bcp "select * from livedb.dbo.tblRCAHdr" queryout "P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAHdr.csv" -T -SPTM-DR01 -w -t^,

copy P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAHdr.csv + P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCA.csv P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAData.txt


The above BCP statements and Copy command are being used to combine two SQL tables into a "txt" file.

For both BCP statements the creation of the "csv" files work in both paths.  However, the COPY command does not work for the second group of statements.  The only difference I see is the PATH.

I am hoping another set of eyes can see a problem with the second COPY command.

Thanks

Glen
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I'd place the paths in quotes, as there appears to be spaces.

copy "P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAHdr.csv"+"P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCA.csv" "P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAData.txt"

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Thanks

That did it.

glen
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by:Giovanni Heward
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Your welcome, here's a bonus:

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set p=P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data
bcp "select * from livedb.dbo.tblRCASelfPay" queryout "!p!\RCA.csv" -T -SPTM-DR01 -w -t^,
bcp "select * from livedb.dbo.tblRCAHdr" queryout "!p!\RCAHdr.csv" -T -SPTM-DR01 -w -t^,

copy "!p!\RCAHdr.csv"+"!p!\RCA.csv" "!p!\RCAData.txt"

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