Sometimes you might have the need to execute a copy, delete or run a batch file from a stored procedure. This can be done by using the xp_cmdshell and execute your command line.
This can be done as below
EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell 'copy c:\test.txt c:\test1.txt'
You can run it using parameters as below
DECLARE @sql VARCHAR(200)
SET @sql = 'copy c:\test.txt c:\test1.txt'
EXECUTE master..xp_cmdshell @sql
If you are running the xp_cmdshell and get the error
"SQL Server blocked access to procedure 'sys.xp_cmdshell' of component 'xp_cmdshell' because this component is turned off as part of the security configuration for this server." Follow the code below to enable the feature.
EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1;
EXEC sp_configure 'xp_cmdshell', 1;