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Save Select query result into Textfile

Posted by Viral Sarvaiya on May 29, 2010

Here I am explaining how to export query results into text file. Please follow below steps to archive this thing.

Step 1:

Enabled the xp_cmdshell

By default disabled in SQL 2005 for security reasons.

To enable it, use the Surface Area Configuration tool or sp_configure

To enable xp_cmdshell using sp_configure, use below query :

EXEC master.dbo.sp_configure ‘show advanced options’, 1


EXEC master.dbo.sp_configure ‘xp_cmdshell’, 1



To save your SELECT query results to a text file, use below query :

EXEC master..xp_cmdshell ‘bcp “select * from adtype.dbo.adbrite” queryout “c:\text.txt” -c -T -x’


EXEC master..xp_cmdshell ‘bcp “select * from Adbrite..Adtype” queryout “c:\text.txt” -U sa -P sa123-c -T -x’

Database Name : Adbrite

Table Name : Adtype

Database User Name : sa

Database Password : password

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