I want to write a stored procedure or a simple T-SQL snippet that takes a parameter "Directory Path" and gives me the name and datetimestamp associated with each of the files within that directory. I can not use xp_cmdshell since it is not allowed. CLR integration is not enabled on the server either.
Is there any other way at all to achieve this directly from SQL Server using T-SQL?
Our database is running in full recovery mode and we backup the logfile every hour and the database file every night. I notice thetimestamp of database file *.mdf remains unchanged a few days. Forexample one database has its timestamp at Apr 15 while it is Apr 20already.I am wondering if this is acceptable. How do I force the system toflush the data and dirty blocks to the disk more frequently? What isthe downside to this?Thanks for any idea.
I have a package that processes a flat file, which is generated by a separate system each weekday around 3:30AM. I would like my package to store the timestamp of the input file and compare it to the timestamp of the next day's file. If they are the same, then the package can exit without reprocessing a particular file again.
So, my first question is whether a package variable can be updated so that its value will persist from one run to the next?
Second, what is the syntax to retrieve the file's timestamp, either directly from the file connection manager or within a script task?
I have 2 years worth of data that are stored in individual .dbf files for each day. Is there a way to 1 quickly import all of these tables into one and 2. move the timestamp from the file name to a date column?
I am pulling files from the FTP site using the FTP task. I want to also capture the date and timestamp of each of these files so that I can insert the values into a database and track when are these files get created normally on the FTP server.
ok...i give up..... can this be done? (sql server 2000) all i want to do is have my stored procedure output some data to a file and i want the filename to include a time stamp. here's my current working file output code: EXEC master..xp_cmdshell 'bcp "select * from CEData..employee" queryout "c:employees.txt" -c -Usa -P' i'd like it to be something like this: EXEC master..xp_cmdshell 'bcp "select * from CEData..employee" queryout "c:employees" + datetime + ".txt" -c -Usa -P' but nothing seems to work.
I am populating oracle source in Sql Server Destination. after few rows it fails it displays this error:
[OLE DB Destination ] Error: SSIS Error Code DTS_E_OLEDBERROR. An OLE DB error has occurred. Error code: 0x80004005. An OLE DB record is available. Source: "Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server" Hresult: 0x80004005 Description: "Invalid date format".
I used this script component using the following code in between the adapters, However after 9,500 rows it failed again giving the same above error:
To convert Oracle timestamp to Sql Server timestamp
If Row.CALCULATEDETADATECUST_IsNull = False Then
If IsDate(DateSerial(Row.CALCULATEDETADATECUST.Year, Row.CALCULATEDETADATECUST.Month, Row.CALCULATEDETADATECUST.Day)) Then
dt = Row.CALCULATEDETADATECUST
Row.CALCULATEDETADATECUSTD = dt
I don't know if my code is right . Please inform, how i can achieve this.
Normally (I usually program in JAVA), I would print out the variables to see if there is an issue but I haven't figured out how to do that in SSIS yet.I have to set the Connection string for the Flat File conection using the Expressions tab instead of putting the variable in the connection string tab.Now it works but the file that is spitting out is "testFileDSystem.String"
I have a simple package to load data from sql server db into a flat file. I have a date field in the source data base (data type DATETIME) when i open the csv file some show the exact time stamp and some records show just the seconds like (00:00:0.7). I used CAST CONVERT bu still the same issue.
In the For Loop, How to Iterate from Older flat files to Newer flat files based on File's Timestamp. If there are some older files in that folder, it should be processed first and then continue with the newer one.
For starters, please feel free to move this if it is in the wrong forum.
The issue I have is this. I have been asked to delete all information from a table that was inserted before May 12 this year. The issue is that when the DB was created, whoever designedd it neglected to add a timestamp column for the user data table (the one I need to purge). Does SQL, by default, happen to store insert times? Would it be something that might hide ina log file somewhere?
I have a timestamp in a date field of a table I have but when run it does not enter the date automatically and all I get is system.byte display where the dtae and time should be, how can i get it so this field places the date in automatically.???
I just started using SQL and i don't really know too much syntax.
I have an ASP page that is inserting data into a table called YellowAlerts. The first field in this table is AlertDate. I thought I read somewhere that there is a timestamp feature. If anyone could help me out that would be great.
I believe that all created tables have got by default a timestamp field. I tried to find out how to read this field with a Transact-SQL statement. And so I don't know the syntax, is anyone can help me ?
hello I put a time stamp in one of my column and it says binary data in the field. How do i make that binary data turn into a real date and time. If this is possible how do I separate the date from the time in the results or would I have to do this myself. Also, I need to sort the results by date can this be done?
Sorry for the stupid questions my sql book (sql demystified) does not elaborate. Thanks
hello, m new to sql server.can any one tell me is it possible to insert only time value in timestamp datatype. i have table which have datatype datetime.and i have to insert only time.i can't change the datatype datetime to any other one.p plz any one can suggest me the solution..
Hello I'm not a SQL Expert but i'm using it for a few months. Now i need to use a variable that everytime that is called to a select into it gives the timestamp (or Stamp) to put on a specific field. The problem is that i need this variable not in bd conotation (like 2007-02-12 12:00:44:33) but like this 2007021212004433. Can someone help me? Thanks in advance.
Is there any reason to have a TimeStamp column onto a table that has aPrimaryKey when using SQL Server and an Access front end?I read that doing so will always eliminate that write conflict error.But I notice that when pulling a recordset of 10K records, it takes 3Xless time if I delete the timestamp column on the table before runningthe SP.lq
Is there any chance to get the content of a timestamp field?I am trying to get the content via Visual Objects and I am receiving onlynothing.Not NIL but "".Is it possible to get any useful information out of this field in anylanguage?(btw I know that the MS-Timestamp is not a timeformat)THXJens
HI every one I have a timestamp column in my database. I want to use this column to get current changes but i am not able to get desired results when i use to compare that field in C#. Thanks in advance Take Care ALLAH HAFIZ
Hi folks, I am binding a gridview to a SQLDataSource that contains a timestamp column. My SQLDatasource contains an update method (via a stored procedure) that takes all of the data fields from the grid as input parameters. I am getting an error stating 'sql_variant is incompatible with timestamp' . The parameter definition for the update method specifies the timestamp column as type 'Object'. <UpdateParameters> <asp:Parameter Name="timestamp" Type="Object" /> ... </UpdateParameters> When the data is initially retrieved, the timestamp column is converted to a System.Byte however I cannot specify System.Byte in the parameter definition (different error) I have read other post with this issue but none seemed to have been solved (while still using SQLDataSource and binding).I have tried other datatypes and they do not work as well. Any help would be greatly appreciatedThanksTom
I have a database that I don't want to lock. I decided that before any updates can occur I would check a timestamp value and ensure that nobody else updated before I did (avoiding the 'last update wins' scenario).
I have a problem, I can read the Timestamp from the db when I read the record. I currently use the data to pre-fill a form (gee go figure ;) ) and the user changes some values and updates.
I don't know what to DO with the timestamp value while I am holding it. I have tried putting it into a hidden field on the form but the value does not seem to translate back and forth.
Do I have to store it as in memory as part of the session or can I somehow convert to and from text??
I have about 0 experience working with byte arrays so the best answer is one with an example.