Problem with export of a table to a text file

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Subject: Problem with export of a table to a text file
Posted by:  Daniel Wetzler (Daniel.Wetzl…@sig.biz)
Date: 24 Aug 2006

Dear MSSQL- experts,

I have a strange problem with SQLSERVER 2000.
I tried to export a table of about 40000 lines into a text file using
the Enterprise manager
export assitant. I was astonished to get an exported text file of about
400 MB instead 16 MB which is the normal size of that data.
By examining this file with a text editor I found that the file
included alongside the data of my table MANY zeros which caused the big
file size.

Does someone of you have an idea what could cause the export of
trillions zeros into my textfile and how to only export the significant
data of my table ?

Best regards,

Daniel

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