I needed to export some data from SQL 2000 database to Excel. I only needed a portion of two of the tables, so I generated as a Visual Basic File. I am trying to figure out how to run the file, so that I can extract my data. Do I need to have Visual Basic installed on the server? I do not, but I will.
what is a Visual Basic File to you? How Did you generate the file?
Most exports are some type of plain text in a flat file...is that what you are referring to?
VBA(Visual Basic for Applications) is installed by default, which is basically the scripting language version of VB, so you can create a *.vbs file with the commands, and use that without installing the full vb6, but it really depends a lot of the details.
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