Connect to a domain URL from within SQL Server

Posted on 2016-08-03
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Last Modified: 2016-09-05

I have a stored procedure in SQL Server that is connecting to a URL and parsing xml into tables. The URL is on a network that I can access via a VPN connection, but instead of connecting the computer to the network can you just login using SQL Server or tsql.

This is the command:

exec dbo.meteobridgeDavisVantagePro2 @url = 'http://***.***.***.***//cgi-bin/livedataxml.cgi'
      ,@http_basic_username = '****'
      ,@http_basic_password = '********'

The username and password is used to access the URL itself not the domain network too.

This is how I connect to the URL from within the stored procedure:

exec @ole_result = sp_OACreate 'MSXML2.XMLHttp', @ole_object OUT
      exec @ole_result = sp_OAMethod @ole_object, 'open', NULL, 'GET', @url, false, @http_basic_username, @http_basic_password
      exec @ole_result = sp_OAMethod @ole_object, 'send', NULL, ''
      exec @ole_result = sp_OAGetProperty @ole_object, 'status', @http_status OUT
      exec @ole_result = sp_OAGetProperty @ole_object, 'responseXML.xml', @http_response OUT
      SET @xml = @http_response

Thank you
Question by:crompnk
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Accepted Solution

Barry Cunney earned 1000 total points
ID: 41740337
Hi crompnk,
One option may be to set all this up in a SQL Server job with several steps
Step 1 - Powershell job step which uses New-PSDrive to connect to other domain
Step 2 - T-SQL job step which calls your dbo.meteobridgeDavisVantagePro2 stored procedure

Assisted Solution

Manju earned 1000 total points
ID: 41740911
With JDBC, you can. Please refer to Microsoft site(https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms378428(v=sql.110).aspx) to play with url's

Author Closing Comment

ID: 41784352
I actually solved this by just adding external access to the URL, this was easier than trying to control access within SQL Server.

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