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Posted - 08/20/2014 :  13:57:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi im trying to execute a SQL Script from SQL commandline within management studio.

however get the error .

A fatal scripting error occurred.
Incorrect syntax was encountered while parsing :r .

the following is what I run.(I use % for spaces?)
:setvar path "F:\Centre%of%Credit%Excellence\Development\2.%Prep%Scripts\"
:setvar DataFile "ImportScript_EDIT.sql"

any ideas?

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Posted - 08/20/2014 :  14:20:56  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When I am in sqlcmd mode and check the syntax of what you posted, it checks fine.

I would switch the % to spaces though as the double quotes handle the paths/file names that have spaces.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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