OSQL data formating problem
Posted on 2008-06-19
OSQL - problem a line break is occuring in the output.
In certain records line breaks are introduced into the output while using osql
The data in the database is free from line breaks and carriage returns and all other non alphanumeric characters.
I've changed the "maximum characters per column" in query analyser to 8000 and tried increasing the dos window size to 1000. But that doesn't work.
If I use query analyser with results to file the data output is fine.
I'm using SQL server 2000
The OSQL is :-
osql -S ServerName -d DatabaseName -E -w1200 -Q DatabaseName.dbo.StoredProcedureName -o C:\OutFile.csv
The stored procedure (StoredProcedureName) queries various tables and uses a cursor with print to output the data as comma separated variables. This output is 910 characters long including the commas