Query Results to Text File

Posted on 2011-03-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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....


First field is 10,000
2nd is 2,000,000,000.....etc
Question by:tobin46

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Check the SQL - BCP QUERY OUT for your requirements.

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sshah254 earned 1400 total points
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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
Aneesh Retnakaran earned 600 total points
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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


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