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Import and Export Data (32-bit) Wizard to Dump Data to Excel

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 11, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I am trying to export some data from a simple three-column table on my SQL 2008 R2 instance to Excel 2007 (also happens in Excel 2003). Our data has a lot of foreign (Hebrew) characters on it and although the copy works ok, the data as it appears in Excel is gibberish.

The source table in SQL contains three columns:

  • smallint - numbers
  • varchar(30) - hebrew text
  • varchar(50) - hebrew text
  • varchar(15) - hebrew text

When I fire up the Import-Export wizard I see the following: http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1830/sqltable.png. When I click on the yellow warning for a conversion problem, I see this: http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/4255/conversion.png.

Do I need to modify the core SQL or change the data type? I already tried modifying the destination datatype to be varchar instead of LongText but that didn't help.

Any assistance would be fantastic!


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