Today I had a requirement to save the results of an SQL query into a sql table. Usually it is easy to export to excel by using the option of copying the results and pasting them to an excel file.
But this time I had over a million rows and I didnot want to use excel to store that huge amount of data. So I followed the following 2 simple steps.
1. Create a new table in a new database:
Use the SSMS to create the database and use the create table query to create the new table as follows:
create table databasename.dbo.tablename
([col1] [varchar(20)], [col2] [int], [col3] [datetime])
2. Create a SQL query using the Insert into command as follows:
Insert into databasename.dbo.tablename
(col1, col2, col3)
select a.col1, b.col2, c.col3 from tab1 a, tab2 b, tab3 c
where a.col1=b.col1 and b.col2=c.col3 and col1='zzz'
This query has inserted data into the new table directly.