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I'm running the following in sqlplus to create a .csv:
set echo off
set verify off
set termout off
set heading off
set pages 50000
set feedback off
set newpage none
set linesize 200

spool C:\test\QueryOutput.csv 
select 'personid'
||','||'personnum'
||','||'personfullname'
||','||'lastnm'
||','||'firstnm'
||','||'employmentstatus'
||','||'companyhiredtm' 
from dual;
select to_char(personid) 
  ||','||to_char(personnum)
  ||','||rtrim(lastnm)
  ||','||rtrim(firstnm)  
  ||','||to_char(employmentstatus)
  ||','||to_char(companyhiredtm,'dd-mon-yyyy')
from vp_employeev42
Where personid < '500' and employmentstatus = 'Active';
spool off

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The output is as follows:
SQL> select 'personid'
  2  ||','||'personnum'
  3  ||','||'personfullname'
  4  ||','||'lastnm'
  5  ||','||'firstnm'
  6  ||','||'employmentstatus'
  7  ||','||'companyhiredtm'
  8  from dual;
personid,personnum,personfullname,lastnm,firstnm,employmentstatus,companyhiredtm
SQL> select to_char(personid)
  2    ||','||to_char(personnum)
  3    ||','||rtrim(lastnm)
  4    ||','||rtrim(firstnm)
  5    ||','||to_char(employmentstatus)
  6    ||','||to_char(companyhiredtm,'dd-mon-yyyy')
  7  from vp_employeev42
  8  Where personid < '500' and employmentstatus = 'Active';
335,00012345,LastName1,FirstName1,Active,20-jan-1978
357,00012346,LastName2,FirstName2,Active,09-feb-1979

SQL> spool off

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The problem is the select statements are being displayed in the output which I do not want.  The last line "SQL> spool off" is also being displayed which I don't want.  Is there a way to only output the result set from the select statements in the .csv file?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
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Do noy copy/paste the command.  Place them in a file with a .sql extension.

above the spool add:
set echo off
set trimspool on
set pages 0
set feedb off

select ...


Then from the sqlplsu prompt:  @whateverfile
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by:algoma
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beautiful
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