Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Exporting Data

Posted on 1998-12-22
2
Medium Priority
?
186 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
This query works fine when I run it in the query analyzer:

DECLARE @mo_start datetime,
        @mo_end   datetime

SET @mo_start = '10/01/1998'
SET @mo_end = '10/31/1998'

SELECT *
   FROM ORG_EPISODES AS e INNER JOIN ORG_TIME_PERIODS AS t
      ON e.PERIOD_ID = t.PERIOD_ID
      AND t.PERIOD_START BETWEEN @mo_start AND @mo_end

Since I need to export the results of the query to an Excel spreadsheet I used the Data Transformation Services wizard to set up this process and have it using this query.  

I get an error when it executes because it builds a results table and tries to dump all the field names from both tables into it; both tables have a field called PERIOD_ID (that's what I joined on)and SQL is rejecting the process on the basis of results having 2 fields named PERIOD_ID.  Renaming one of the fields is not a viable option because it's someone else's database and the conflict only is occurring because SQL is building an intermediary table and populating it with the fields from both tables, when the "run" query only has the values from one table.  

Does anyone have any idea how to get around this and get my query result out to Excel?

Also, if I continue with the Data Transformation Services how can I set up the dates as global variables which can be changed each month when the user runs this.  I saw a "holding" place for this under properties for the local Data Transformation Package - but don't know how to work with this.  
0
Comment
Question by:scarlett
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
tschill120198 earned 140 total points
ID: 1092359
Instead of using "SELECT *" you could explicitly list the column names each column of the result set... you don't really both period_id, anyway, right?

    select e.Period_ID,
           t.Period_Start,
           ...
    from   .....

0
 

Author Comment

by:scarlett
ID: 1092360
Thanks - I didn't need a join - I needed a nested query - didn't realize that I was getting duplicates.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Why is this different from all of the other step by step guides?  Because I make a living as a DBA and not as a writer and I lived through this experience. Defining the name: When I talk to people they say different names on this subject stuff l…
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down …
Familiarize people with the process of retrieving data from SQL Server using an Access pass-thru query. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the ways that you can retrieve data from a SQL Server is by using a pa…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question