02-28-2017 10:39 PM
Would like to seek your expertise if has anyone tried to execute bcp command using systask?
Reason is that we would want to achieve SAS orchestrating all the jobs. I have some sas datasets which will serve as reference tables to know which file to pick up and to which table to load to and then I'm planning to create a macro parameterized by the table name. In that way I only have one script to maintain instead of multiple bcp scripts one for each table.
Thanks in advance!
03-01-2017 04:49 AM
I have no experience with this exact scenario.
But if BCP commands are accessible like any other OS command from your SAS host, there should be no difference.
A few reflections though, SAS offers a build in bulk loader, why don't you use that? No need for building scripts.
Also, it sounds like you almost trying to build some kind of scheduling facility, with job dependencies. There are tons of SW that does this in different ways. My POV is not to rebuild the wheel unless your requirements are very rare/specific.
03-01-2017 05:03 AM
Thanks for your inputs. If I SAS bulk loader, will it require the file to be converted to a sas dataset first before loading to SQL Server?