Send query results to Excel from SQL Server Management Studio 2005 & 2008 - by jamar_in_DC

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

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ID 375858 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 2
Opened 10/15/2008 1:36:04 PM
Access Restriction Public



I think it would be useful if SQL Server Management Studio had the ability to dump query results straight to Excel, including column names. I have been running some one -off queries in Management Studio, and when I right click on the upper left corner of the Results Grid (after running a query) I can save results as a .csv file, but it would be nice if you could save directly into the Excel file format, so you didn't have to open the .csv file in Excel and do some modifications to the data before saving to the Excel file format.

I am currently using SQL Server 2005, but plan to upgrade to 2008 soon.


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Posted by Microsoft on 5/22/2011 at 10:36 PM

We took a look at this bug along with several others recently. Unfortunately, triaging it against other critical bugs, I do not think we would get to investigating this in the near future. However, we have taken note of this internally, and when we revisit this functionality in the future, we will try and get this resolved.

Thanks for writing in to Microsoft.

Posted by Microsoft on 10/17/2008 at 7:47 AM
Dear Joshua,

Thank you for reporting this enhancement request. We understand that not having a direct Excel output introduces a few extra steps in converting result set into .xls. The product team will look at this suggestion and try to incorporate your feedback for a future release of SQL Server.


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