Exporting database to CSV files

Pardon me for posting this in slightly the wrong place. I don't see any option for SQL in general or SQL 2000.

I need to export a SQL2000 data to CSV files. One for each table. Everything I am seeing says to use DTS. Following the examples I have found, I seem to be missing a step. The screen shots show a step where you can choose what tables are exported. I'm not getting that option. I get a drop down of all the tables, so I can only pick one.

If there is a way to make this work, or someone can point out another way to export all the table to individual CSVs, that would be great.

Thanks!
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalAsked:
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jijeeshCommented:
Use bcp you can do it..

declare @sql varchar(8000)
select @sql = 'bcp master..sysobjects out
                c:\bcp\sysobjects.txt -c -t, -T -S'+ @@servername
exec master..xp_cmdshell @sql


http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/creating-csv-files-using-bcp-and-stored-procedures/
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HainKurtSr. System AnalystCommented:
what is "examples" or tools are you using? where is the screenshot?
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jagssiduralaCommented:
its is a simple application to get the csv file by entering the table name.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/ImportExportCSV.aspx

This link will give you an idea to get csv file by a sql query.
 
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/creating-csv-files-using-bcp-and-stored-procedures/
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
The link on the simple-talk website is almost exactly what I need. In fact I ran it and got all my data exported. Then I realized that BCP doesn't export the columns names. I have looked up how to include them, but again the samples are only written for one table, not the entire database.

Here's the code I am using to generate another page of code that I run to produce the export. How would I modify this to include column names?

select 'exec master..xp_cmdshell'
             + ' '''
             + 'bcp'
             + ' ' + TABLE_CATALOG + '.' + TABLE_SCHEMA + '.' + TABLE_NAME
             + ' out'
             + ' e:\export\'
             + TABLE_CATALOG + '.' + TABLE_SCHEMA + '.' + TABLE_NAME + '.bcp'
             + ' -t, -T -S' + @@servername
             + ''''
from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
where TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
I finally hit on the right combination of search words and found a great little utility called SQLtoTXT (http://www.withdata.com/sqltotxt.html) that did the trick. The trial version will only export the first 1000 records from each table, but I just did manual export for those.

Thanks everyone for your help and time.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Although this wasn't the final solution I used, the informationw as still helpful. Thanks!
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