exporting fixed length

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  • #4026
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    conan
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    Invoke-Sqlcmd -ServerInstance  MYPC -Database salesdatabase -Query usp_GetProductList  |  Format-TABLE-autosize  |Out-File C:\TEST.TXT

     

    I am exporting a fixed lenght file.. Powershell is putting in a blank space between columns. I can't have that in my export file.

    Thanks in advance.

    Conan

  • #4031
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    Rob Campbell
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    You're sabotaging your output with that format-table.

    You need the Big Book of Powershell Gotchas.

    https://powershell.org/books/the-big-book-of-powershell-gotchas-free/

     

    Don – we need a sidebar menu with a link to that.

  • #4064
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    Don Jones
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    LOL.

    Rob's right – Format-Table and the other Format cmdlets are intended to produce human-readable, formatted text. For a fixed-field output, you'll probably need to write a custom function to get really accurate output.

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