Solved

How to set options for MS SQL 2005 via isql in linux?

Posted on 2009-04-12
2
1,188 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I regularly use MySQL, however am completely unfamiliar with MSSQL and the differences are killing me.
I have a task scheduled hourly to dump data from an Oracle database to a CSV file, which I then import into MySQL, I need now to do the same thing from a MSSQL 2005 database. All I need as results from the script are the comma separated values of the result of the query.
I need help converting the following Oracle script to be run from Debian 5.0 linux via iSQL on the command line, to be able to pull CSV data from MSSQL 2005.
SET FEEDBACK OFF
SET HEADING OFF
SET COLSEP ','
SET PAGESIZE 0
SET LINESIZE 5000
SET TERMOUT OFF
ALTER SESSION SET NLS_DATE_FORMAT='RRRR-MM-DD'
SET TRIMSPOOL ON
 
SPOOL /output/daily
SELECT FIELD1||','||
FIELD2||','||
FIELD 3 FROM TABLE WHERE CLAUSE;
SPOOL OFF
EXIT
QUIT

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Madison_Hollister
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
momi_sabag earned 500 total points
ID: 24128221
try this :

set nocount on
SELECT FIELD1+','+
FIELD2+','+
cast(Field3 as varchar(max))
FROM TABLE WHERE CLAUSE;

-- end of script

note - you will have to cast any non-character column as demonstrated for Field3
you will have to use linux shell to redirect the output to a file
you will need to remove the first 2 rows of the file (column headers and ----------------)
that's it (i guess, i never did it myself)

0

Featured Post

Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
I have a large data set and a SSIS package. How can I load this file in multi threading?
Via a live example, show how to backup a database, simulate a failure backup the tail of the database transaction log and perform the restore.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question