Exporting Data

  1. Open the Data Export wizard by doing either of these actions:

    • In Database Explorer, right-click a table or a view (or CTRL+click several tables and/or views) you want to export data from and select Export Data from the shortcut menu.
    • Right-click data grid and choose Export Data from the shortcut menu, or click the Export Data button on the Data Editor window toolbar.
    • Click Export Data on the Database menu.

    The appearance of the Data Export Wizard can differ depending on a product you use.

  2. On the Export format page, select an export format or load export options from a template file if you saved them previously and click Next.
  3. On the Source page, select a required SQL Server server connection, a database, table(s), view(s), which you want to export, and then click Next.

    If you opened the wizard from the data grid, the Source tab would allow to specify only a name and a path of the destination file (the one where the exported data will be saved.

  4. Set additional settings for the selected export format on the Options wizard page and click Next.
  5. Select exported columns and click Next. (For CSV, HTML, PDF, RTF, and Text export formats, select formats of data representation, e.g., integer, date, time, etc. For Excel and Excel 2007 formats, the field is editable only for binary columns and includes only two data types (HexString and String) in the drop-down list).
  6. Select exported rows. You can export all rows, only selected in the grid ones, or a specified range.
  7. Specify how the application should behave when an error is encountered.
  8. (Optional) To export options to a template file for future usage, click the Save Template button and specify a path and a name of the template file.
  9. Define how dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server should handle errors during export and whether to write a log file.
  10. Click the Export button and see the result of export process.
  11. Select whether to open the exported file or result folder, and click the Finish button. Data export is finished.

Filtered data export

There is a filter in the Data Export wizard window.

Export Wizard Filter

If you want to filter data, use the required column filter. To do this, firstly write a whole data query using the SELECT * FROM statement. Click the Execute button to implement the query. Then on the required column name, click the filter icon. In the drop-down list, choose the item to filter by. Right-click the filtered grid, and select Export Data to call Data Export wizard.

Another and the most reliable way to export filtered data is to filter it directly in the query. Execute the SELECT * FROM statement with the WHERE condition, where you can specify the required filter. And then implement already filtered data export with Data Export Wizard, calling it from the filtered grid shortcut menu.

Export Filter

Follow the Data Export wizard steps, click the Export button. If the data export is finished successfully, the Data export complete message appears.