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Trybbe
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South Africa
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Posted - 05/14/2013 :  04:41:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi I am having difficulties with hidden characters.

I have the following and need to transfer this data to a .txt file. The query after the union works fine but the first one just wont pass through to the destination. If I put the query in a variable I get an error that there is invalid characters in the data. Please assist this line definately has to be part of the output

SELECT
'Col1, ' + 'Col2, ' +'Col3, ' +'Col4' as col1
union
SELECT
CAST([Col1] AS CHAR(6)) +
CAST([Col2] AS CHAR(2)) +
CAST([Col3] AS CHAR(4)) +
convert(varchar(7),convert(decimal(18, 2), [Col4]))
FROM tabel1;

visakh16
Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

India
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Posted - 05/14/2013 :  05:08:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whats the datatype? Try with unicode datatype and use supporting collation.

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