Executing the SYSTEM statement on Windows

On Windows™ systems, any SYSTEM statements in an SPL routine are executed only if the current user who is executing the SPL routine has logged on with a password.

The database server must have the password and login name of the user in order to execute a command on behalf of that user.

The first SYSTEM statement in the following example of an SPL routine causes Windows to send an error message to a temporary file and to put the message in a system log that is sorted alphabetically. The second SYSTEM statement causes the operating system to delete the temporary file:
   SYSTEM 'type errormess101 > %tmp%tmpfile.txt |
         sort >> %SystemRoot%systemlog.txt';
   SYSTEM 'del %tmp%tmpfile.txt'; 
END PROCEDURE; --test_proc

The expressions that follow the SYSTEM statements in this example contain variables %tmp% and %SystemRoot% that are defined by Windows.