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sportsguy
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Posted - 03/28/2013 :  10:36:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How do i set the output file structure and destination in code?

Pipe delimited
e:\DATA\Extracts\filename.txt

I hate having to go in manually and set it up everytime,
as this is not the default. .

thanks in advance. . .

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visakh16
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Posted - 03/28/2013 :  10:47:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
use bcp with queryout option.

http://www.nigelrivett.net/SQLTsql/BCP_quoted_CSV_Format_file.html

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sportsguy
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Posted - 03/28/2013 :  11:51:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
visakh16,

sorry, you link describes importing text to a data table,
I am asking about exporting a query to text. . .

thanks for trying though. ..

sportsguy

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visakh16
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Posted - 03/28/2013 :  12:18:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bcp has a query out option which you can utilise to export query results to text. that link was just to show usage of format file

see

http://sqlfool.com/2008/12/bcp-basics/

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