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sqlcmd for xml

Posted on 2014-08-28
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Last Modified: 2014-08-31
I have an external .sql file which works 100% is SSMS, which produces well formed xml. However, as soon as I try and create a sql job the out put is on continous string, as apposed to well formed xml.

here is the cmd being called inside the job:

sqlcmd -X -h-1 -y 0 -i "D:\API\Export\MessagesXML.sql" -d dbname -S localhost\instance -o "D:\API\Export\Messages.xml"

This is being run as a 'Operating System (CmdExec) job, any help would be appreciated.
Question by:Wayne Atherton

Accepted Solution

Randy Knight, MCM earned 2000 total points
ID: 40290614
One continuous string doesn't necessarily mean it's not well-formed XML.  Are the tags and structure correct?

Author Closing Comment

by:Wayne Atherton
ID: 40295670
Indeed, XML spy was opening it up in one string, switching to the grid mode, then back again reformatted. Odd.

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