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SQL Pipe Delimited File

I need to get the following results into a Pipe Delimited file format.  I the 'HEADER' columns to be the start of a new row followed by each column pipe delimited even if the column is blank.  

Here are the results:

Authorization	AUN	APN	CAN	AUB	MACHINE_HEADER	MSN	MODEL_HEADER	ESN	ENM	DETAIL_HEADER	FAD	RED	EHU	CAO	FAILURE_HEADER	PPF	FC1	FC2	JOC	MIN	HOU	CSN	RPB	NOTES_HEADER	PRC	WOP	PARTS_HEADER	PAN	QTY	TON	WARRANTY_END_HEADER
<AUTHORIZATION>	Authorization Number	||	||	||	<MACHINE>	5912	<MODEL>	||	||	<DETAILS>	2014-04-04 10:07:24.000	2014-04-09 07:30:00.000	NULL	||	<FAILURE>	Primary Part of Failure	Failure Code	||	Job Code	Labor Minutes	Labor Hours	||	||	<NOTES>	Service Bunker rake....	Work Performed	<PARTS>	Part Number	Quantity	||	<WARRANTY END>
<AUTHORIZATION>	Authorization Number	||	||	||	<MACHINE>	5912	<MODEL>	||	||	<DETAILS>	2014-04-04 10:07:24.000	2014-04-09 13:00:00.000	1099	||	<FAILURE>	Primary Part of Failure	Failure Code	||	Job Code	Labor Minutes	Labor Hours	||	||	<NOTES>	Service Bunker rake....	Work Performed	<PARTS>	Part Number	Quantity	||	<WARRANTY END>
<AUTHORIZATION>	Authorization Number	||	||	||	<MACHINE>	5912	<MODEL>	||	||	<DETAILS>	2014-04-04 10:07:24.000	2014-04-24 09:15:00.000	1123	||	<FAILURE>	Primary Part of Failure	Failure Code	||	Job Code	Labor Minutes	Labor Hours	||	||	<NOTES>	Service Bunker rake....	Work Performed	<PARTS>	Part Number	Quantity	||	<WARRANTY END>

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Here is the query:
DECLARE @casenumber VARCHAR(5)
SET @casenumber='14059'
SELECT  [AUTHORIZATION_HEADER]='<AUTHORIZATION>',
		[AUN]='Authorization Number',
		[APN]='||',
		[CAN]='||',
		[AUB]='||',
		[MACHINE_HEADER]='<MACHINE>',
		[MSN]=b.tsp_serialnumber,
		[MODEL_HEADER]='<MODEL>',
		[ESN]='||',
		[ENM]='||',
		[DETAIL_HEADER]='<DETAILS>',
		[FAD]=a.createdon,
		[RED]=c.scheduledstart,
		[EHU]=c.tsp_hours,
		[CAO]='||',
		[FAILURE_HEADER]='<FAILURE>',
		[PPF]='Primary Part of Failure',
		[FC1]='Failure Code',
		[FC2]='||',
		[JOC]='Job Code',
		[MIN]='Labor Minutes',
		[HOU]='Labor Hours',
		[CSN]='||',
		[RPB]='||',
		[NOTES_HEADER]='<NOTES>',
		[PRC]=a.description,
		[WOP]='Work Performed',
		[PARTS_HEADER]='<PARTS>',
		[PAN]='Part Number',
		[QTY]='Quantity',
		[TON]='||',
		[WARRANTY_END_HEADER]='<WARRANTY END>'
		
		
        
FROM    FilteredIncident AS a
        LEFT OUTER JOIN FilteredTSP_WorkOrder AS b ON a.incidentid = b.tsp_casenumberid
        LEFT OUTER JOIN FilteredServiceAppointment AS c ON b.tsp_workorderid = c.regardingobjectid
WHERE   ( a.ticketnumber LIKE '%' + @casenumber + '%' )
ORDER BY c.scheduledstart		

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Here is an example format:
<AUTHORIZATION>|DRN001|FAN001|xxxxx|Martyn
<MACHINE>|EA000500
<MODEL>|ESN001|ENM001
<DETAILS>|11-NOV-2007|12-NOV-2007|5|Lorry
<FAILURE>|MBX7024A|Electrical|X1|X2|2|15|CSN001|Owner
<NOTES>|It Broke|I fixed it
<PARTS>|MBA7024A|2|
<PARTS>|MCS12345|1|
<MISCELLANEOUS>|OIL|12.34
<WARRANTY END>

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ProjectChampionCommented:
I would suggest you use SSIS or (if it's a one off task) SQL Server Import/Export utility and export the data into a flat file.  At the point of defining the Intended file, you can choose the delimiter (e.g. "|" instead of comma).
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r270baAuthor Commented:
ProjectChampion thanks.  Any direction on how to do that?
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ProjectChampionCommented:
If it's not a one off task the I strongly suggest you use SSIS, otherwise in Management Studio right click on the database, select Tasks > Export Data...
In the dialog box that opens select next, in "Data Source" tab enter name of the server and DB, then go to the destination tab, select "Flat File Destination", chose a file name and location, choose the appropriate code page, and set "Format" to Delimited and if needed a text qualifier (I recommend double quote ") and move to the next page, select a table or query as appropriate and move to the next tab (if you selected query you need to write the actual query in the next tab then...) on the "Configure Flat File Destination" tab you have the option for Row/line delimiter and column delimiter where you can select one of the option or add  a custom delimiter of your choice... and from this point onward everything should be clear. If you wan you can save your package to not have to go through this again next time...

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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