How to send sql query results ina tablular form through email in sql server 2005

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I have a query whose results i have to display in the email not attachment. If i do it in sp_send_dbmail, i do get results with improper tabular format. So i wanted to organise them so that they can be easily viewd and understood. Please let me know if you have any questions.
parpaaAsked:
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
You could wrtite your own SQL code like pseudo-code below:

create table #test (column1 int, column2 text, column3 text, column4 text)
insert into #test SELECT 1 ,'text2','text3','text4'
insert into #test SELECT 2 ,'code2','code3','code4'


DECLARE @title nvarchar(200)
DECLARE @tableHTML nvarchar(MAX)
SET @tableHTML =
N'<style type="text/css">h2, body {font-family: Arial, verdana;} table{font-size:12px; border-collapse:collapse;}
td{background-color:#F1F1F1; border:1px solid black; padding:4px;} th{background-color:#99CCFF; padding:4px;}
h4{font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; font-size: 11px;} </style>'


SET @title = 'Summary Report - FunctionCode'
SET @tableHTML = @tableHTML +
    N'<H1>' + @title + '</H1>' +
    N'<table border="1">' +
    N'<tr style="color:green;background-color:purple;">' +
      N'<th>Column1</th>' +
      N'<th>Column2</th>' +
      N'<th>Column3</th>' +
      N'<th>Column4</th>' +
     CAST(
            (SELECT
                  td = Column1 ,'',
                  td = Column2,'',
                  td = Column3,'',
                  td = Column4,''
            FROM  #test WHERE column1 in (1,2)
            FOR XML PATH('tr'), TYPE)
       AS NVARCHAR(MAX) )
       + N'</table>' ;

IF @tableHTML is not null
BEGIN
    EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
            @profile_name = 'sqldba',
            @recipients='email@email.com',
            @subject = @title,
            @body = @tableHTML ,
            @body_format = 'HTML' ;
END

drop table #test
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TempDBACommented:
Nice example, Icohan.

Parpaa,
      As Icohan used in the example, html tags are very much supported in t-sql. So, you can add them in the statement. For more information on this, you can check the following link:-

                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190307.aspx
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