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Posted - 05/16/2013 :  12:12:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am trying to execute a stored proc like this

Declare @cmd varchar(1000)
Declare @Path1 varchar (1000)
Declare @user_id varchar (50)
Declare @password varchar (50)

set @cmd = 'exec' + ' ' + stored_proc_name' + ', ' + @user_id +', ' + @password + ', ' + @Path1
exec master..xp_cmdshell @cmd

ERROR I am getting = 'exec' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

Please help !!!


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Posted - 05/16/2013 :  12:15:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1) do you really need xp_cmdshell?
2) have you tried execute sp_executesql @cmd? (without 'exec' at the begining)

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Bustaz Kool
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Posted - 05/16/2013 :  12:18:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"exec" is a SQL statement. xp_cmdshell lets you execute things at the OS level. The OS doesn't know what "exec" means. What are you trying to actually accomplish?

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Posted - 05/16/2013 :  15:21:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
djj55, i didn't needed xp_cmdshell. you are right. it worked as

exec stored_proc_name @DB_Name, @user_id, @password, @Path1

Thank you :)

Brustaz Kool: Thank you soo much. you are right. I shouldn't be using xp_cmdshell in this format.

Thanks :)
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