T-SQL Script to Check/Create directory

Recently I came across a situation where I need to check whether the directory is exists or not, in case if the directory does not exist, I have to create new one.

As a solution, I have created below script to fix the issue.

	declare @chkdirectory as nvarchar(4000)
	declare @folder_exists as int
	set @chkdirectory = 'C:\SQLDBPool\SQL\Articles'

	declare @file_results table 
	(file_exists int,
	file_is_a_directory int,
	parent_directory_exists int

	insert into @file_results
	(file_exists, file_is_a_directory, parent_directory_exists)
	exec master.dbo.xp_fileexist @chkdirectory
	select @folder_exists = file_is_a_directory
	from @file_results
	--script to create directory		
	if @folder_exists = 0
		print 'Directory is not exists, creating new one'
		EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_create_subdir @chkdirectory
		print @chkdirectory +  'created on' + @@servername
	print 'Directory already exists'

4 thoughts on “T-SQL Script to Check/Create directory

  1. bkraul

    xp_create_subdir excecutes successfully even if the directory already exists. Therefore all you need is one line to call it, and it will have the same effect as your code.

  2. erik

    This solutions works only on a local machine. It’s possible to create a directory on a remote machine in the same networ?


Thanks for the comment, will get back to you soon... Jugal Shah

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