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MS SQL 2000 osql output to text formatting issue

Posted on 2006-11-02
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Hi,

I'm currently running the following line in my stored procedure:


 Set @cmd = 'osql -h-1 -E /Q "SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE [ID] = ' +@ID + ' "  /o ' + @filename


and the following output is produced:


3.0 myStore union Street Dundee NULL UK G12 5TY 300.0 20.0 9.0 Y Y 1.0 ? Y 1.0 ? Y 3.0 ? N 2.0 2.0 N 0.0 ? (1 row affected)


This pulls results from the following DB:

      [Id] [float] NULL ,
      [Name] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
      [Address Line1] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
      [Address Line 2] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
      [Address Line 3] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
      [Town] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
      [Postcode] [nvarchar] (255) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NULL ,
                etc


What i really need is some way to better format the output from osql - so that something like the following is displayed:


                Id =                          Value from Store field
      Name =                     Value from Name field
      Address Line1 =         Value from Address 1 field
      Address Line 2 =        Value from Address 2 field
      etc

Is this possible to do this with osql as i am attempting?  Or is there another way to create formattable files on the fly from a stored proedure in sql2000?

Many thanks,

Iain

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What you can do is something like

SELECT 'Id = '+char(9)+Store+char(13)+char(10)+'Name ='+char(9)+Name FROM MyTable WHERE [ID] = ' +@ID + '

char(9) is TAB
char(13) is CR
char(10) is LF



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Sorry I forgot to add that this is an example and you should put all the columns you want.
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Cheers, i'll try out this method.  One quick point though, is it possible to remove the '(1 row affected)' from the end of the file that i create? i've used SET NOCOUNT ON but this doesnt appear to be making a difference.  
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To remove the record count you can do this: (add SET NOCOUNT ON in front of the query)

 Set @cmd = 'osql -h-1 -E /Q "SET NOCOUNT ON; SELECT 'Id = '+char(9)+Store+char(13)+char(10)+'Name ='+char(9)+Name FROM MyTable WHERE [ID] = ' +@ID + '"  /o ' + @filename
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thanks.
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