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could someone walk me through the process of getting this script out to a text file in sql server 2005?
i thought i could just do SQLCMD mode ... but that doens't work.  its just the adventure works db ....

here's the syntax i have... feel ffree to edit it as you wish.  again... i would like instructions on what to do... where to go... what to click... etc.

bcp "SELECT top 10 * from dbo.databaselog" queryout c:\test.txt
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Question by:alenknight
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by:sbagireddi
ID: 21835097
This is a more generic script but reusable:


CREATE Procedure BCP_Text_File
(
@table varchar(100),
@FileName varchar(100)
)
as
If exists(Select top 10* from information_Schema.tables where table_name='databaselog')
    Begin
        Declare @str varchar(1000)
        set @str='Exec Master..xp_Cmdshell ''bcp "Select * from '+db_name()+'..'+@table+'" queryout "'+@FileName+'" -c'''
        Exec(@str)
    end
else
    Select 'The table '+@table+' does not exist in the database'

EXEC BCP_Text_File 'DatabaseLog','C:\DatabaseLog.txt'
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by:alenknight
ID: 21835112
isn't bcp supposed to work by itself?  why create a stored procedure?  i would like to not have to edit a stored procedure each time i wanna change table
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sbagireddi earned 1000 total points
ID: 21835117
Oops..typo


Corrected script:


CREATE Procedure BCP_Text_File
(
@table varchar(100),
@FileName varchar(100)
)
as
If exists(Select * from information_Schema.tables where table_name='databaselog')
    Begin
        Declare @str varchar(1000)
        set @str='Exec Master..xp_Cmdshell ''bcp "Select top 10* from '+db_name()+'..'+@table+'" queryout "'+@FileName+'" -c'''
        Exec(@str)
    end
else
    Select 'The table '+@table+' does not exist in the database'

EXEC BCP_Text_File 'DatabaseLog','C:\DatabaseLog.txt'
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