How to export the field Routine_Definition from SQL Server to Excel??

I'm using this SQL Script to obtain a list of all of my Stored Procedures. This script contains a field that shows the entire TEXT found within each Stored Proc.

The issue is I need to get this data set result exported into EXCEL. When I attempt to COPY and/or IMPORT the data result set into Excel that data in field ROUTINE_DEFINITION will not import correctly. The field itself contains alot of text, commas, carriage returns, tabs etc and so is cauising the issue.

Is it possible to export a data set result such as this from sQL SERVER  into EXCEL..?

IF SO, ....HOW????

Here is the script if you'd like to try the export of the data yourself.


select SPECIFIC_CATALOG as [Database], specific_schema as [Schema], SPECIFIC_NAME as [StoredProcedureName], ROUTINE_DEFINITION as [StoredProcLogic],created  as [DateCreated], LAST_ALTERED  as [LastAltered]
  from YourDatabase.information_schema.routines
 where routine_type = 'PROCEDURE'
   and Left(Routine_Name, 3) NOT IN ('sp_', 'xp_', 'ms_')

Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
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John_VidmarCommented:
If you copy/paste the results from a SQL tool into MS-Excel then you get the problem described (tabs put data into multiple columns).  MS-Excel can pull data directly from a database.  In MS-Excel 2003, under the Data-ribbon, Get External Data, use From SQL Server or From Microsoft Query (you'll need ODBC/DSN for this 2nd option).  A wizard will prompt you along the way.  When the results are imported into your sheet, I would change the column to allow wrapping.

In the future, you can open the MS-Excel Workbook and Refresh the data to get most recent changes to your stored-procedures.
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MIKESoftware Solutions ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I'll try this and see what happens, be in touch with my resultrs...thanks for the direction.
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MIKESoftware Solutions ConsultantAuthor Commented:
PERFECTO..!!!! THANKS!!!
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