Solved

SQL Management Studio 2012 - replacing carriage returns

Posted on 2013-12-19
3
1,875 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
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 35

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

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article explains how to reset the password of the sa account on a Microsoft SQL Server.  The steps in this article work in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
I have a large data set and a SSIS package. How can I load this file in multi threading?
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.
Via a live example, show how to setup several different housekeeping processes for a SQL Server.

717 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