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xp_cmdshell To Extract PDF's

xp_cmdshell To Extract PDF's

xp_cmdshell To Extract PDF's

I have a stored procedure that calls xp_Cmdshell to extract a PDF file from a blob to disk.
In the stored procedure it does something like this.


DECLARE @bcpCommand varchar(1000)      -- Command
SET @bcpCommand = 'bcp "SELECT Invoice_PDF_Image FROM [MyDB].dbo.[Invoices] WHERE invoice =  ''I18450''    "  queryout "C:\Invoices\I18450.pdf" -T -n -S UKPC-02'
EXEC master..xp_cmdshell @bcpCommand; 

It works well but I'm a bit concerned about allowing xp_cmdshell.
Is there another way I could do this within an SQL Stored Procedure without using xp_cmdshell?

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RE: xp_cmdshell To Extract PDF's

You could isolate the permissions a little better by having the stored procedure push a message onto a service broker queue, then having a second (admin run) procedure read that queue, and extract the BLOBs.

RE: xp_cmdshell To Extract PDF's

OK thanks, I'll look into it.

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