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Hi,

 I have the names of file path in a MS SQL 2005 table in the following format:

Path Filename
Myfileserver\ABC  abc.txt
Myfileserver\DBC  dbc1.txt

etc

These can be dumped into a flat file called processfiles.txt residing on the SQL server, which would contain the following contents:
Myfileserver\ABC\abc.txt
Myfileserver\DBC\dbc1.txt

I wanted to write a batch script that will reside on a different server than the SQL server and will need to copy those files in the table and put them on a folder on the current server.

How do I accomplish this?
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by:Don Thomson
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something like this may work

for %%f in (Myfileserver\abc\*.txt) DO type %%f>>\\Otherfileserver\whateverfolder\processfiles.txt
do this for each folder
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Julian Hansen earned 2000 total points
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Is there any reason you can't dump the content from the SQL server directly to a BAT file. In other words

copy Myfileserver\ABC\abc.txt \\otherserver\path\abc.txt
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by:LuckyLucks
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The problem is Myfileserver\ABC and Myfileserver\DBC etc are dynamically produced in the table. So prior to this question, there is a button thats presses, stuff happens and the table containing the two folder locations is created. It could  be a different number and name of folders the next time around. Each folder also may have a different number of files in it each time. Hence, any hardcoding is not going to work.
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by:Julian Hansen
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No, what I mean is, as I understand your setup some process is producing a file
These can be dumped into a flat file called processfiles.txt residing on the SQL server, which would contain the following contents:

If this process is producing a list of files that another process (bat file) must read then why not simply create the output of the first file as bat commands.

If the destination is dynamic then use parameters i.e.
Output to movefiles.bat
copy Myfileserver\ABC\abc.txt %1
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And call from second bat file

\\sqlserver\pathtobatfile\movefiles.bat \\someotherserver\somefolder

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by:Don Thomson
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Do the original files have to be deleted?
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by:LuckyLucks
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no originals have to be deleted
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by:Julian Hansen
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@LuckyLucas - any response to my previous post?
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