run a query and the result of this query must be taken to a text file

hi experts
What I need is to run a query and the result of this query must be taken to a text file without using DTS this has to be daily (through a JOB)

please help
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he date columns can be joined by either of the below methods,  based on the data type defined for those columns,

1. If both the columns are of DATE type, your on condition in the join clause shall be,

Date(dateCol1) = Date(dateCol2)

2. If your date columns are of PLAINTEXT type , use the below on condition in your join clause,

STR_TO_DATE(dateCol1, '%d/%m/%Y') = STR_TO_DATE(dateCol2, '%d/%m/%Y')

We believe that the above helps. If is not what you are looking for, kindly elaborate us on your need.
enrique_aeoAuthor Commented:
recommended using BCP, you think?
 but I do not know that tool
Hello Bro!

The are several methods of creating text files from sql server.
redirection commands
Com object calls

Remember that in all cases the path of the output file will be relative to the server - not to the client on which the application is running.

This example will just output master..sysobjects to the file c:\osqloutput.txt.

declare @cmd varchar(1000)
select @cmd = 'osql -U -P -S -Q"select * from master..sysobjects" -o"c:\osqloutput.txt" -w500'
exec master..xp_cmdshell @cmd

bcp very fast and easy to use for just dumping a table out - can be used against a view too.

master..xp_cmdshell 'bcp master..sysobjects out c:\file.bcp -S -U -P -c '

redirection commands
You will need to create the data to be output as in dynamic sql statements
The first command here creates or overwrites the file - the rest append to the file.
exec master..xp_cmdshell 'echo hello > c:\file.txt'
exec master..xp_cmdshell 'echo appended data >> c:\file.txt'
exec master..xp_cmdshell 'echo more data >> c:\file.txt'

will generate a file containing
appended data
more data

This is for creating html code from a query

Com object calls
Using sp_oa... system stored procedures and creating com objects or existing applications you can probably do whatevr you wish - but you should probably ask whether sql server is the right place to control this.


Asif Ahmed Khan

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enrique_aeoAuthor Commented:
and where I execute these commands?
master..xp_cmdshell 'bcp master..sysobjects out c:\file.bcp -S -U -P -c '

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