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Moving SQL Server tables to a CSV file is an effective way to secure SQL Server content as a backup file, which can be useful in scenarios like SQL database corruption or damage, SQL Server crash or downtime, etc. These backup files can be restored anytime when there is a need. Check how to restore SQL database from backup manually.
Also, SQL administrators or users can utilize this CSV file for viewing and extracting crucial details offline, i.e., without connecting to the SQL Server.
In this blog, we are going to learn some smart ways to export SQL Server tables to the CSV file format.
SQL Server Management Studio integrates the SQL Server Import/Export wizard, using which SQL Server tables can be exported to the CSV file format with certain configurations and preview facility. Let us understand the whole process.
BCP or Bulk Copy Program application is the service in Command Prompt that offers to export SQL Server instance to a data file and import SQL Server tables content from the data file to the SQL Server table.
Provide the required details in the above command in place of the bolded content.
Utilizing the best third-party tool, the SQL Server Recovery, SQL administrators can repair corrupt SQL database (MDF) files, preview the recovered database components, and then save desired folders including tables, records, or other objects to either live SQL Server or a batch file at the specified system drive location. Check all the functions and features of the advanced professional utility on its official home page.
Exporting SQL Server tables to a CSV file is possible via native solutions like Import & Export wizard or bcp utility, but can prove quite hectic for some users, and it is quite impossible to perform export damaged or corrupted SQL database files with these solutions. So, an all-in-one advanced and professional SQL database recovery tool is suggested for the same reason.
Q. Do I require SQL Server instance connected to use the Import and Export Wizard in the SQL Server Management Studio?
A. Yes, of course. It is the prime requirement to connect to the SQL Server instance using any SQL Server Management Studio function over the SQL Server database.
Q. What does the trial version of the software offer?
A. The software trial version is available to download free on the website and allows users to scan and recover corrupt/damaged SQL database files and preview selected object content free.
Q. How to check if the SQL Server table is successfully export to CSV file via native solutions?
A. If using any manual way – the Import/Export Wizard or the BCP utility in Command Prompt, you can check the successful export of SQL tables to a CSV file by navigating the specified CSV file path and checking the exported details in the CSV file.
Q. With the professional tool, is it needed to connect to SQL Server instance to move SQL objects to a batch file?
A. No. Users are just required to have the SQL Server database file or MDF file to perform its recovery and save desired SQL objects to the batch file at the specified destination.