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export data from table to flat file

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Hello There,

How can I export the data from a table to a flat file. I am using SQL Server 2005.

Any ideas.

Thanks.
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Question by:theartha
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by:dtrance
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There are a few ways to do this.  Either by using the import/export option or simply right clicking on the results table after running your query, and "save results as.."
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by:EvilPostIt
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You could use bcp.

For example

BCP "select * from table" queryout "C:\flatfile.csv" -T -S SERVERNAME -c -t,

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You would run this from the command line.
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by:qasim_md
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Try BCP Statements with QUERYOUT.

Check this link for detailed solutions for your requirement and needs.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162802.aspx
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OR another quick option from the SQL server Management Studio > right click on the Database the table exists> Click on Tasks > Click the Export Data and you will find the options in the NEXT > NEXT options...

did that help ?
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by:theartha
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Thank You. It helped
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