SQL Server: selecting query results into variable

I'd like to email results of the sql select query (either 'Results to Text' or 'Results to Grid') using
msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail procedure. What are my choices?
quasar_eeAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

David ToddSenior DBACommented:
Hi,

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190307.aspx
In this you can get the procedure to run the query for you - see the query parameter.

(I note that you've asked this in the MS SQL Server topic, which by convention is the SQL 2000 and earlier queries. Now DBMail is a SQL 2005+ feature, so wont work if your server is SQL 2000.)

Otherwise you could render some html yourself into  varchar variable and use that as the body of the email.

How big is your results set?

Is this on-going or a one-off? How is the results going to be used at the receiver?

HTH
  David
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SQL Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.