Solved

SQL Management Studio 2012 - replacing carriage returns

Posted on 2013-12-19
3
1,825 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I'm running into the issue with a SQL user where data copied from the SQL Management Studio 2012 query results tab and then pasted into Excel results in a bunch of carriage return lines and messes up the paste in Excel.

The "Comments" column in particular has this problem with carriage returns.

Where should the statement in SQL go to get rid of the carriage returns to result in a single-line of text paste to Excel when copied from SQL Management Studio query Results tab?

select 
AssetID,
Category,
EnteredBy,
REPLACE(Text,'"',' ') As Comment,
REPLACE(text, CHAR(13) + CHAR(10), ', '),

Number As CommentNumber,
Max(Date) As CommentDate,
de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST,
de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST_MGR,
de.NAME_RPR_SPCLST,
de.STGY_VAL,
DE.DII,
DE.FLAG_CMPLX_TTL_ACTIVE,
DE.DT_FST_STR_APPRD
--COUNT(Text) As DubCheckByCommentDate
From client.hsc.Comments as C
Left Join
ckuebt.dbo.ImportData_LastImport de
--client.dbo.Inventory de

ON
c.AssetID = de.ID_AST
Where 
--Importid = 8224 AND
Category like 'Iam%'
AND
c.Date = 
       (Select 
              MAX(Date)
       From client.hsc.Comments
       Where Category like 'Iam%'
                     and 
                AssetID = c.AssetID
       Group By AssetID
       )

              --and
              --AssetID = 662438
              and
              Number = (Select
MAX(Number)from client.hsc.Comments
                     where Category like 'Iam%'
                     
                     and AssetID = c.AssetID
                     group by AssetID
                     
              )
              and
              AssetID IN (
675206,
692788,
710061,
779368,
1102107


                                  )

                     
Group By AssetID, Category, EnteredBy, text,Number,de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST,
de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST_MGR,
de.NAME_RPR_SPCLST,
de.STGY_VAL,
DE.DII,
DE.FLAG_CMPLX_TTL_ACTIVE,
DE.DT_FST_STR_APPRD



Order By AssetID

 
----------------------second filter pull-----------------------------------

 

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:garryshape
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:QuinnDex
QuinnDex earned 100 total points
ID: 39731352
sometimes you dont find both char(13) and Char(10) this will stop the replace from finding a match.

try the following if that doesnt work change it to char(13)

select 
AssetID,
Category,
EnteredBy,
REPLACE(Text,'"',' ') As Comment,
REPLACE(text, CHAR(10), ', '),

Number As CommentNumber,
Max(Date) As CommentDate,
de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST,
de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST_MGR,
de.NAME_RPR_SPCLST,
de.STGY_VAL,
DE.DII,
DE.FLAG_CMPLX_TTL_ACTIVE,
DE.DT_FST_STR_APPRD
--COUNT(Text) As DubCheckByCommentDate
From client.hsc.Comments as C
Left Join
ckuebt.dbo.ImportData_LastImport de
--client.dbo.Inventory de

ON
c.AssetID = de.ID_AST
Where 
--Importid = 8224 AND
Category like 'Iam%'
AND
c.Date = 
       (Select 
              MAX(Date)
       From client.hsc.Comments
       Where Category like 'Iam%'
                     and 
                AssetID = c.AssetID
       Group By AssetID
       )

              --and
              --AssetID = 662438
              and
              Number = (Select
MAX(Number)from client.hsc.Comments
                     where Category like 'Iam%'
                     
                     and AssetID = c.AssetID
                     group by AssetID
                     
              )
              and
              AssetID IN (
675206,
692788,
710061,
779368,
1102107


                                  )

                     
Group By AssetID, Category, EnteredBy, text,Number,de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST,
de.NAME_SLS_SPCLST_MGR,
de.NAME_RPR_SPCLST,
de.STGY_VAL,
DE.DII,
DE.FLAG_CMPLX_TTL_ACTIVE,
DE.DT_FST_STR_APPRD



Order By AssetID

 
----------------------second filter pull-----------------------------------

 
                                  

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
James0628 earned 400 total points
ID: 39733486
QuinnDex has a point, but the other thing that I noticed is that you have two separate REPLACE functions, in separate columns.

 You have

REPLACE(Text,'"',' ') As Comment,

 which creates a column named Comment.

 But then you have the CR-LF replace in a separate, unnamed, column:

REPLACE(text, CHAR(13) + CHAR(10), ', '),


 If you want your Comment column to be the result from both REPLACE functions, you can nest them:

REPLACE(REPLACE(Text,'"',' '), CHAR(13) + CHAR(10), ', ') As Comment,


 James
0
 

Author Comment

by:garryshape
ID: 39735262
Thanks guys I haven't tried yet but will within the next 1 - 2 days and report back.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
Via a live example, show how to backup a database, simulate a failure backup the tail of the database transaction log and perform the restore.

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question