Solved

xp_SendMail.. space padding

Posted on 2002-06-10
8
288 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
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
Comment
Question by:Madmarlin
8 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:TimCottee
ID: 7066590
Try          

@Query = "USE DB1 Select RTRIM(LTRIM(Forename)) As Forename, RTRIM(LTRIM(surname)) As Surname, RTRIM(LTRIM(age)) As Age From TABLE1",
 
0
 
LVL 142

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 7066614
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
 
LVL 142

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 7066616
RTRIM doesn' work , an explicit CAST ( as VARCHAR) neither... :-(
0
Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 142

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 7066625
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Madmarlin
ID: 7266928


Concatinating the fields works..
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Madmarlin
ID: 7266929
Marked for deletion
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:DanRollins
ID: 7873500
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
 

Accepted Solution

by:
SpideyMod earned 0 total points
ID: 7924959
per recommendation

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VBA color chart bars 12 86
vb6 connector to mongodb 2 84
MS Access - loop through contents of table and iteratively find/replace words from second table 6 69
Help me. 3 56
Introduction I needed to skip over some file processing within a For...Next loop in some old production code and wished that VB (classic) had a statement that would drop down to the end of the current iteration, bypassing the statements that were c…
Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

823 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