I have two questions today. I hope someone can help.
I'm looking for some help on understanding what some of these arguments mean below.
i am using BCP to batch copy data from a sql server db into txt files and then from those txt files to another sql server db.
There are some commands being used on the script and i'm trying to understand them.
Can anyone please tell me what they might stand for?
Here is a snipit, the commands are at the end
I believe the "-u sa" is username sa
I looked up the -w and i'm not sure if its logging the activity?
I believe the T argument is used in place of -p as its ran on a trusted site.
perhaps - e is exit? or is this specifying the format of the data coming out of the sql server db into this txt file?
the variable @cmd is declared as a varchar already...
The variables @db, @tbl and @path are declared already
SELECT @cmd = 'BCP "SELECT * FROM ' + rtrim( @db) + '..' + rtrim( @tbl) + ' WITH(NOLOCK)" QUERYOUT "' + rtrim( @path) + rtrim( @tbl) + '.txt" -w -S' + @@servername + ' -U sa -T -E'
The second question I have is when running this i call the master..xp_cmdshell to help export the data to the correct files.
Since i am running this on Sql Server. My question is, if i were to run this on another database type, such as Oracle, what would i use instead of the xp_cmdshell >?
is there a comparison to it on Oracle to enable BCP?