SSIS problem creating multiline DOS batch file


I have to create a multiline DOS batch file in SSIS that looks like this:

cd e:\client\data
copy generic_output.txt clientname.yyyymmdd (yyyymmdd is today's date)

I have created quite a few single line DOS copy statements that do the copy (using a Derived column in the Data Flow) but can't come up with an approach that will allow me to create a template file that contains the (hardcoded) first line and then have a Data Flow task that writes out the first line and then have the Derived column be the second line.

Can I write out both commands in the Derived Column and put in a CR-LF in between the cd command and the copy command? Or is there a better approach?


Dick RosenbergAsked:
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Dick RosenbergAuthor Commented:

I figured out a way that works. The cd command is fixed so I put that into a file. Then I used a Data Flow to build the COPY command in another file. Then I set up a copy.bat file to copy the 2 files, and then finally an Execute Process task to execute the final batch file. It works.



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