How do I export a sql server database into a csv file

I need to get a database with at least 10 tables exported into a flat file from Sql Server 2005 how would I do this?
sikyalaSenior Database AdministratorAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
into 1 single file? or 1 file per table?

you can use sqlcmd command line tool coming with sql server to export, see this article:
http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2013/03/05/sql-server-exporting-query-results-to-csv-using-sqlcmd/

in short:
SQLCMD -S YourSQLServer -d YourDatabase -U YourUserName -P YourPassword -Q “Your Query” -s “,” -o “C:\Yourfilename.csv”

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all the options of sqlcmd tool:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162773.aspx
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sikyalaSenior Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I want to export all the tables and any other objects into a single file

Thanks I will look at the link
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
what "export" ... maybe you want to backup the full database, actually?
what do you want to achieve with that "export"?
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sikyalaSenior Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I need to load the database into an oracle database
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
then you cannot just export to 1 single file.
it needs to be 1 file per table.

anyhow, I would suggest you check this official Oracle Tool step-by-step guide:
http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/db/hol08/sqldev_migration/mssqlserver/migrate_microsoft_sqlserver_otn.htm
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sikyalaSenior Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
thanks
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