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How to export multiple tables to a single flat file?
Is it possible to export n number of tables to n number of files at once?


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if n is variable - perhaps bcp would be the best choice then.

Anyway exporting all n tables at once is most likely never a good choice when it comes to performance.
So perhaps exporting the tables consecutively is better, in case of bcp you can do it with xp_cmdshell

But be aware that bcp can create quite a heavy strain in IO and CPU terms on your machine (depending on the size of the table getting exported)
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Ofcourse BCP is second option.But I'm interested in knowing how to do the n table export using Import Export Wizard/using Packages in SQL 2005.
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