DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE
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How to import filenames in a folder into a table?

Execute the following Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL script in SSMS Query Editor create a stored procedure which reads a file folder to get the filenames.

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-- Create stored procedure with one input parameter

 

use AdventureWorks

go

create procedure procReadFolder @path sysname

as

begin

set nocount on

 

declare @dirContent table(

id int identity(1,1),

FileName sysname NULL

)

declare  @cmd nvarchar(512)

set @cmd = 'DIR /b ' + @path

 

insert into @dirContent

exec master..xp_cmdshell @cmd

 

select * from @dirContent

end

go

 

-- Execute stored procedure

declare @path sysname

set @path = 'F:\data\export\'

exec procReadFolder @path

go

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DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE