SQL Multi-Exporter Community Edition
Although databases are very versatile and they can be integrated into a wide array of applications, you still need the appropriate server environment to visualize the contained information, as well as to perform queries on the available tables. In order to avoid this problem, you can make use of an SQL exporter and save the results under a more accessible format.
Connect to the desired server and select the database
SQL Multi-Exporter Community Edition is, as the name implies, a software utility designed to export database information to a multitude of formats, including XML, CSV and HTML. The operation can be executed on any kind of database available, as long as the data contained can be properly exported to one of the aforementioned formats without any losses.
In order to connect to the database, you first need to enter the name of the SQL server, since the application cannot automatically detect them. In addition, you can also choose between the Windows authentication method, or enter your SQL credentials, in case you are logged in from another computer or you are using a different user account.
Enter the query function and preview the output result
To extract the desired information, you have to provide the application with the appropriate query, which enables you to export only the fields that you require for your purposes. This query can be manually written by your directly inside the dedicated field, or copy-pasted from any other source, as long as the table names are correct.
Before you perform the query and extract the information, you can preview the output inside the utility, in order to check whether the data coincides with the query parameters. Furthermore, if you choose to save the results as a CSV document, you can select between a wide variety of column delimiters, such as comma or semicolon. If you opt for the comma, the created files can be easily opened in Microsoft Excel and much less difficult to handle in spreadsheet form.
All in all, despite being delivered in a very small package, SQL Multi-Exporter Community Edition has enough power under its hood to handle all sorts of database queries, as well as easily export them to one of the available formats. You do, however, need to be familiar with the SQL syntax, since you have to enter it manually.