SQL - Export data from multiple views to multiple CSV files

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Hi Guys,
I need help to export data from multpile views to CSV files one to one.
Either by T-SQL or a SSIS package.
I have tried using T-SQL like this:

DECLARE @Views as TABLE (Object_id int, name nvarchar(200));

INSERT INTO @Views (Object_ID, name)
SELECT      Object_ID, name 
FROM        sys.views
WHERE name LIKE 'VW_XFormData_%'

DECLARE @viewName   nvarchar(200) = (select top 1 name from @Views);
DECLARE @sql        nvarchar(max) = '';

WHILE(Exists(select 1 from @Views)) BEGIN
	SET @sql = 'EXEC xp_cmdshell ''SQLCMD -S . -d EPIServerColoplastCMS -Q "SELECT forms.*, vw.* FROM ' + @ViewName + ' vw INNER JOIN VW_XForms forms ON vw.Meta_FormId = forms.ExternalId" -s "," -o "D:\CSV\' + @ViewName + '.csv"'';'
    --Print (@sql);

    DELETE FROM @Views where name = @viewName;
    SET @ViewName = (select top 1 name from @Views);

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Above works but the CSV files look like crap (a lot of spaces and line shifts), so it's not usable.

If have better ideas how to export data to CSV files either by using T-SQL or articles describing how to create a SSIS package doing the same wouold be great.

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Vikas GargAssociate Principal Engineer
Top Expert 2014


Creating SSIS package sounds easy and good compare to T-SQL

Here I am sharing one LINK
explaining step by step creating SSIS package to load data from SQL to CSV file.

Hope this would help you..
ColoplastIT engineer


Thanks Vikas for your reply.
But I need a solution that takes multiple views and exports data to CSV files one to one which will involve parameters and for each loop in SSIS.
Your solution only takes from one table/view to one file.
Hope you still can help me...thanks.
Associate Principal Engineer
Top Expert 2014

For that you have to use Fore each loop in SSIS.

select query to get all view names
Store them to object variable
Then in DFT use expression as sql statement and use this variable as source view name.

An example of using fore each loop is shown HERE.

Hope this will guide you
ColoplastIT engineer


I have already seen that article and tried to work it out from that wihtout any luck.
But thanks for trying.

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