Quickly output a stored proc to Excel with SQLCMD

Now XP_CMDSHELL raises one too many red flags, and we dont encourage its use.

But lets not forget the trusty ol’ tool that we have : SQLCMD.

Try the following line to get the output of the proc to a CSV file (which can be reasd by Excel) :

sqlcmd -S server_name -d database_name -E -Q “exec stored_proc_name;” -o E:\OUTPUT.csv -s, -W

In the code above, -S is followed by the server name, then the database name, -E stands for integrated security (Windows authentication), -Q will execute your stored proc and exit the command prompt, -s is the column separator which is a comma and -W will remove trailing spaces.

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