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Create a Comma Delimited CSV File from Any Table/View with Debugging

By Paul Andrew,

Standard usage:

  • Create the stored procedure in your database containing the objects you require CSV files for.
  • Execute the procedure passing the required parameters for the source object schema and object name. Plus the destination path for the generated file. Ensure you have write permissions to this location, the BCP utility supports local drives on your SQL Server and UNC paths only.

Optional parameters:

  • If you require a text qualifier in your CSV file this can be included as a parameter. For example: "
  • Setting the debug parameter to 1 will print the dynamically created SQL strings plus the BCP command output.

Note; if you object contains complex data types that SQL Server cannot implicitly, for example sql_varient please create a view of the objects to handle this separately.

Happy CSVing.

Thanks for looking.

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