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I'm using the following script and get an error saying " > was expected at this point"  and I can't figure out what's wrong with it ...  Variables are defined at the top of the batch file.

Thanks a million for any help ..

bcp "SELECT DISTINCT PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Last_Name, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_First_Name, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_MI, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_DOB, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Sex,

PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Street1, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Street2,PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_City, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_State, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Zip_Code,

PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Home_Phone,PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_SSN, PM.vwApptDetail.Appointment_DateTime FROM %DBNAME%.PM.vwApptDetail INNER JOIN %DBNAME%.PM.vwGenPatInfo ON

PM.vwApptDetail.Patient_Number = PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Number
WHERE (%DBNAME%.PM.vwApptDetail.Appointment_DateTime BETWEEN CONVERT(date, DATEADD(day, 1, GETDATE())) AND CONVERT(date, DATEADD(day, 4, GETDATE()))) AND (%DBNAME

%.PM.vwApptDetail.Status <> 'X') AND (%DBNAME%.PM.vwApptDetail.Patient_Number <> '300780')" queryout %CSVPATH%\appt.csv -S%SERVERNAME% -c -t^| -U%SQLLOGIN% -P%SQLPASSWORD%
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I get the error "> was unexpected at this time." if I have the quoted sql command split on more than one line.  Is that what is happening to you?  You can continue the command with the carrot ^ anywhere a space is allowed, but not inside the quoted string.
HTH, Chris
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by:John_Vidmar
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In your example, if DBNAME contains trailing white-space (space, tab, newline) then that will mess up your dynamic-SQL.  Instead of building the SQL dynamically with command-script variable for database, use the -d option (I would also place the SQL in a file and use -i option).
usage: bcp {dbtable | query} {in | out | queryout | format} datafile
  [-m maxerrors]            [-f formatfile]          [-e errfile]
  [-F firstrow]             [-L lastrow]             [-b batchsize]
  [-n native type]          [-c character type]      [-w wide character type]
  [-N keep non-text native] [-V file format version] [-q quoted identifier]
  [-C code page specifier]  [-t field terminator]    [-r row terminator]
  [-i inputfile]            [-o outfile]             [-a packetsize]
  [-S server name]          [-U username]            [-P password]
  [-T trusted connection]   [-v version]             [-R regional enable]
  [-k keep null values]     [-E keep identity values]
  [-h "load hints"]         [-x generate xml format file]
  [-d database name]

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by:Zberteoc
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Make sure your bcp command is on one line entirely. Also you can use != instead <>, just in case:

bcp "SELECT DISTINCT PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Last_Name, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_First_Name, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_MI, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_DOB, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Sex, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Street1, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Street2,PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_City, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_State, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Zip_Code, PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Home_Phone,PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_SSN, PM.vwApptDetail.Appointment_DateTime FROM %DBNAME%.PM.vwApptDetail INNER JOIN %DBNAME%.PM.vwGenPatInfo ON PM.vwApptDetail.Patient_Number = PM.vwGenPatInfo.Patient_Number WHERE (%DBNAME%.PM.vwApptDetail.Appointment_DateTime BETWEEN CONVERT(date, DATEADD(day, 1, GETDATE())) AND CONVERT(date, DATEADD(day, 4, GETDATE()))) AND (%DBNAME%.PM.vwApptDetail.Status <> 'X') AND (%DBNAME%.PM.vwApptDetail.Patient_Number != '300780')" queryout %CSVPATH%\appt.csv -S%SERVERNAME% -c -t^| -U%SQLLOGIN% -P%SQLPASSWORD%

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