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Posted - 02/08/2013 :  08:18:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, I am a real noob at SQL programming and was wondering if someone could tell me how it would be possible for me to have my sql script output to a txt file?

For example the sql script file I have saved is select * from abc.def:

1. How can I automate the output to a txt file?
2. How can I run the script from a command line since I am doing this now from SSMS.

Thank you!

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Posted - 02/08/2013 :  08:20:18  Show Profile  Send madhivanan a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Read about BCP in SQL Server help file


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Posted - 02/08/2013 :  09:07:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you've multiple options

1. bcp
3. SSIS export import

1 and 3 (using dtexec) can be executed from command line

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Posted - 02/08/2013 :  09:13:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took a look at bcp and wow that looks pretty hard.
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