Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 303
  • Last Modified:

xp_SendMail.. space padding

All,
The following SQL is run in an overnight job, the purpose to run a SQL query and email the results in a text file to a valid email address..



use Master
exec xp_sendmail @recipients = "MADMARLIN@HOME.co.uk",
                    @Message = "Please Find Enclosed The Information Pack Requests",
           @separator  = ",",
           @Query = "USE DB1 Select Forename, surname, age From TABLE1",
              @subject = "TEST ONLY",
           @attach_results = 'TRUE',
           @no_header ='True',
           @width = 1000


The process runs fine but the fields within the text file show as follows

john       ,smith      ,21  ,

Is there anyway I can stop this padding of spaces???
and so the text file would read as
john,smith,21,

The fields are all varchars with different lengths which I think may be part of the problem. The additional spaces dont sem to be stored in the DB field so I'm assuming its looking at the field max length and padding accordingly..

Any ideas??

Madmarlin

PS this question is also repeated in other topic areas but points will be given for only one answer across all areas..
0
Madmarlin
Asked:
Madmarlin
1 Solution
 
TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Try          

@Query = "USE DB1 Select RTRIM(LTRIM(Forename)) As Forename, RTRIM(LTRIM(surname)) As Surname, RTRIM(LTRIM(age)) As Age From TABLE1",
 
0
 
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
hi,

 it seems that xp_sendmail always uses fixed caracter with for sending the data. I couldn't find any solution for that except using workarounds:
* http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q312839
* save the output to file and send the file as attachment...

CHeers
0
 
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
RTRIM doesn' work , an explicit CAST ( as VARCHAR) neither... :-(
0
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
0
 
MadmarlinAuthor Commented:


Concatinating the fields works..
0
 
MadmarlinAuthor Commented:
Marked for deletion
0
 
DanRollinsCommented:
Madmarlin, an EE Moderator will handle this for you.
Moderator, my recommended disposition is:

    Refund points and save as a 0-pt PAQ.

DanRollins -- EE database cleanup volunteer
0
 
SpideyModCommented:
per recommendation

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now