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Query Results to Text File

Posted on 2011-03-15
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Is it possible to run a query and have results export to text file in pre-defined column widths with leading zeros if required?

I'm hoping I may be able to build a text file that I can import into a system.  It's 5 fields, all numeric, the results would need to look like this....

00000100002000000000300000000040000000005000000000

First field is 10,000
2nd is 2,000,000,000.....etc
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by:qasim_md
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Check the SQL - BCP QUERY OUT for your requirements.
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Use command line SQL - SQLCMD

Use the necessary padding functions from here - http://www.sqlusa.com/bestpractices2005/padleadingzeros/

and Concatenate your results.

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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several options

SELECT RIGHT ( replicate('0', 10 ) + cast(10000 as varchar)  , 10 ) +  RIGHT ( replicate('0', 10 )+cat(secondcolumn as varchar)  , 10 ) + ..

if you want to build the file from you can use the osql utitlity

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa214012(SQL.80).aspx
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