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Exporting MS SQL results directly to Excel

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Hello,  is there a way to automatically have the results from a MS SQL query get expoerted directly to Excel?

To take it one step further I have a number of scripts that users need to have run every morning or some even just every Monday and I would like to be able to set them up so they automatically fire off and save the results to an Excel spreadsheet in a specific directory with a file name.  Is this possible in SQL?

Thanks,
John
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by:colly92002
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You could use Reporting Service subscriptions:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159762.aspx
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Jason Yousef, MS earned 2000 total points
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Yeah, SQL server can do ANYTHING!!
basically you'll just write your script using "openrowset" and run it using "SQLCMD" .

here's SQLCMD tutorial:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/using-sqlcmd-to-execute-sql-scripts/422

and here's how to build your export to excel query/;
http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1202

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http://jasonhaley.com/blog/post/2004/03/06/OPENROWSET-T-SQL-function.aspx

Also can be done in joomle, using PHP; if that's what you're looking for too.
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/core-enhancements/data-reports/7413

Hope that helps
Jason
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by:Jason Yousef, MS
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John,

Any Luck?
do you need more help?

Jason
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Hello Jason,
I have been working on it.  I don't have a solid solution for it ye.  Had something else that came up that has taken most of my time.  I am going to look at SQLCMD a little more.  I would just like a straight dump to Excel from a MS SQL stored procedure.

John
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by:JohnJMA
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Thanks forthe help.  I like the build export to excel solution.  I don't want to use reporting services becasue we are using Crystal Server and I also want to have them  run a solution and go right to excel.  These are for mostly automated processes.

Thans.
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