ms sql 2015

I am bulk loading a file nightly and want to rename the file as part of the store procedure.
In stored procedure do bulk load and then rename the file name so that you can tell the file has been bulk loaded.
Bryon HuffmanAsked:
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ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Are you using MSSQL 2016 the heading says 2015?  thanks
Bryon HuffmanAuthor Commented:
Sorry ms sql 2008
Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Please find the complete solution below -

CREATE TABLE BulkExamples
(
	ID INT,
	Name VARCHAR(40)
)
GO

BULK
INSERT BulkExamples
FROM 'c:\pawan\tblName_March_2015.txt'
WITH
(
	FIELDTERMINATOR = '	',
	ROWTERMINATOR = '\n'
)
GO

SELECT * FROM BulkExamples

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OUTPUT

/*------------------------
SELECT * FROM BulkExamples
------------------------*/
ID          Name
----------- ----------------------------------------
1           Pawan
2           Sharlee
3           Jason
1           Pawan
2           Sharlee
3           Jason

(6 row(s) affected)

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For rename the file you can download the code from http://www.itprotoday.com/t-sql/rename-files-or-directories-fly-t-sql-scripts

Execution -
exec sp_ReplaceFileOrDirNames @pathToObject= 'c:\pawan',
                              @oldName='tblName_March_2015.txt',
                              @newName='tblName_March_2015_DONE_BULK.Txt'

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For renaming if the above solution does not work we can also use xp_cmdshell.

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
You shouldn't use SQL Server to perform operation system tasks as renaming a file.
I will recommend you a solution that runs from the Windows command prompt. You can use the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule the following script to run it daily:
bcp databaseName.dbo.FileName IN C:\importFiles\FileName.bcp -c -T
ren C:\importFiles\FileName.bcp C:\importFiles\NewFileName.bcp

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BCP is a utility that performs the Bulk Insert and ren is the rename command.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Bryon, is your issue solved?
Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
Hi Bryon,
Did my comment worked for you ?

Thanks
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
2 different solutions provided.
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