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MrSkinnman
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USA
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Posted - 07/09/2008 :  13:12:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have created the output file using BCP successfully. I am using a BCP query on a temp table created by a more complex query. This is all embeded in a command to run using xp_cmdshell.

bcp "select * from ##WISCTBL" queryout "c:\temp\WISC_FILE_20080709.txt" -T -c

When I look at the output there is a row of data, then a blank row, and then a row of data, etc... The user wants to see the data fixed width (done this) with row after row of data.

My question is how do I get rid of the extra blank row?
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pramod
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Posted - 07/08/2009 :  04:45:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can i use the following
EXEC master..xp_cmdshell
'bcp "EXEC sp_helptext SPNAME" queryout "c:\data.txt" -T -c' ?
Here I'm getting the error as Error = [Microsoft][SQL Native Client][SQL Server]Invalid object name '#CommentText'.
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henrikop
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

Netherlands
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Posted - 07/10/2009 :  05:44:24  Show Profile  Visit henrikop's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, Now I reply to an old topic, but hey can't resist it.

xp_cmdshell is for the whole server while TRUSTWORTHY is for one database only. I tend to think CLR is a lot safer (when used properly) than letting xp_cmdshell being used.

Henri
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Steve_K
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USA
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Posted - 06/24/2011 :  14:06:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a way to create a bcp format file programatically from a store procedure using xp_cmdshell or isql or osql for a given database.schema.table?

steve kirchner
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