This question was posed in the newsgroup sms.inventory.
“I am collecting several important files. I would like to have the contents of these files viewable through the reports. Is there a way to do this? I’m guessing if it is possible it will be some trick SQL. I’m hoping there is some setting I am unaware of to allow this.”
After reading it I though to myself that this is an interesting question and challenge.
The answer to the question is yes it is possible. However it opens a whole pile of security holes on your SQL server and will not be supported by MS. Because of this I will show that is it is possible but I will NOT go into details.