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--allow advanced options to be changed.
EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1
--Update the currently configured value for advanced options.
EXEC sp_configure 'xp_cmdshell', 1
--Update the currently configured value for this feature.
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--Create the table to store file list
CREATE TABLE myFileList (FileNumber INT IDENTITY,FileName VARCHAR(256))
--Insert file list from directory to SQL Server
DECLARE @Path varchar(256) = 'dir C:\Import\'
DECLARE @Command varchar(1024) = @Path + ' /A-D /B'
INSERT INTO myFileList
EXEC MASTER.dbo.xp_cmdshell @Command
--Check the list
SELECT * FROM myFileList
DROP TABLE myFileList
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