Exporting data form sql 2003

Posted on 2006-05-08
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Last Modified: 2006-11-18
I would like to export data from a table in SQL 2003 in a way that I can import it again transparently.

Some fields like dates just export in ways that the info is not preservered.

Question by:robrodp
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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You can export it using Import / Export wizard to a .CSV file
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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> in a way that I can import it again transparently.
If you wanna import it again back to the same server, then you can take a backup, and restore the database again

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I do not want to backupthe database just one table
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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Then it is better to Export the data as a CSV file
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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One more options is to create another table with the same structure in the same database but with different name. Whenever you feels to restore then you can delete/rename the current, rename the backedup table to 'current'
Something like


--For restoration
exec sp_rename 'urTable', 'urTable_old'
exec sp_rename 'urTable_bak','urTable'


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sudheeshthegreat earned 1500 total points
ID: 16637427
csv wouldn't exactly store the date formats correctly. may have problems with mm/dd and dd/mm. export to excel or access and then you can import it back similarly.

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