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Syntax error adding a parameter to xp_cmdshell command

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server


I am trying to add a parameter to a bcp query that will be run in xp_cmdshell but am getting a syntax error at the '+' character.  Been staring at it for two hours and have concluded that  some outside help is needed. 

The command is:

EXEC xp_cmdshell 'bcp "SELECT * FROM [CensusData].[dbo].[Main] where zBarCode = ' + @zBarCode + '"  queryout "C:\temp_housing_data.txt" -T -c -t -S "MyServerName"'

The syntax is on the first '+' character and it simply says "Incorrect syntax near '+'"

Please help.

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