Error with SQL Server 2008 stored procedure bcp

Posted on 2013-12-19
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Last Modified: 2014-01-02
In Sql Server 2008 I created a stored procedure to select data from a table.  I am trying to output the results to a csv file.  When I execute it I get an error

bcp host-files must contain at least one column

My procedure is below:
CREATE procedure [dbo].[OneItemEntered]
DECLARE @FileName varchar(200), @bcpCommand varchar(4000)
SET @FileName = REPLACE('c:\temp\OneRecord'+CONVERT(char(8),GETDATE(),1)+'.csv','/','-')
--SET @bcpCommand = 'bcp "EXEC dbo.OneRecordEntered" queryout "'
SET @bcpCommand = @bcpCommand + @FileName + '" -T -c'

Question by:newtoperlpgm
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Barry Cunney earned 2000 total points
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Hi newtoperlpgm
The stored procedure which you are supplying to the BCP command is dbo.OneRecordEntered

In SQL Server Management Studio Query window please execute
exec dbo.OneRecordEntered

and then post up the output

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ID: 39732078
You mean post the output that I get when I execute the stored procedure?  Thank you.
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by:Barry Cunney
ID: 39732386
Hi newtoperlpgm
Yes that is correct, the output that you get when you execute the dbo.OneRecordEntered stored procedure

Author Comment

ID: 39732846
Alas, I realize I did not have my select statement in my procedure.  I will add and see what, if any, errors I come up with when I execute.  Thank you.

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ID: 39752477
Yup, that was my problem, I forgot to add my sql to my stored procedure.  Thank you.

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