# Export data in txt file by using SQLCMD

# By using SQLCMD on Command Prompt

Command Structure is

sqlcmd -S yourservername\instancename -d database_name -o outputfilename_withpath -Q "your select query"

Switches are as follows

-S for servername and instance name

-d for source database

-o for target outputfile (it will create output file)

-Q for query to fetch data

# Syntax

  • sqlcmd -S SHERAZM-E7450\SQL2008R2 -d Baseline_DB_Aug_2016 -o c:\employee.txt -Q "select * from employee"