Extract Data from a SQL Database and save it to a csv file

I need to be able to extract data from s SQL database/ *.sql file and same it in a csv/excel format
Jason LaskeyICT Systems and Network EngineerAsked:
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Will try to use some guess powers and says that what you need is exporting a database table to a .csv file.
If I guessed then in MSSQL Management Studio, right-click on the database, go to tasks and Export data... and follow the wizard (the source will be you SQL Server instance and database and the target your .csv file).
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Also a guess: when you mean with *.sql to generate a SQL batch containing your data as INSERT statements, then you should take a look at SSMS Toolpack.
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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
Hi Jason Laskey,

You can do this by using the Import/Export Wizard. (Right Click database -> Tasks -> Import/Export Wizard)

OR

For greater control you can use SSIS.

Regards,
Tapan Pattaniak
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Jason LaskeyICT Systems and Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Seems this worked thanks Guys for all the help!
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