SQL Web Assistant: Could not open the output file.

Error Message:
Msg 16821, Level 11, State 1, Procedure sp_makewebtask, Line 131
SQL Web Assistant: Could not open the output file.

Severity level:

This error message appears when you try to call the procedure sp_makewebtask but the output file cannot be opened.

The T-SQL statement can be parsed, but causes the error at runtime.

Errors of the Severity Level 11 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement cannot be executed this way. You must specify a valid and accessible path.

All versions of SQL Server.

EXEC sp_makewebtask ‘A:test.html’, ‘SELECT * FROM Northwind.dbo.Orders’

In the above example we try to call the sp_makewebtask procedure to output the result to a file on drive A:. As our machine does not have such a drive, the error is raised.


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