SQL

  • 04 Dec

    Export Chinese Text Data from SQL server database to CSV file

    Q: I want to export Chinese Text data from an SQL server database to a CSV file. Setting up the Limagito rule was simple: SQL input and an output directory. I am actually using an SQL Select because the data that I want to export results from a join. Unfortunately the exported file is in ANSI encoding. Since my SQL Server source has nvarchar fields, some of them with Chinese text in them, I cannot use the CSV. Is there any way to tell Limagito to output CSV from an SQL Server source as UTF-8?

    A: We had to add some new options in version v2020.12.4 to achieve this.

    We added a basic example to get you started:

    Added SQL as Source

    Limagito File Mover SQL as Source

    We’ll be using a simple QRY to get all the date from a database table:

    Limagito File Mover SQL as Source Select Statement

    We are using a MS SQL Database, connection Setup:

    Limagito File Mover SQL as Source database setup

    Some info about the Database table (Demo_10

    ) we’ll be using:

    Add the query, simple seclect all statement:

    Limagito File Mover SQL as Source Query

    Important, Add the encoding you need. In this example we added UTF-8.

    Limagito File Mover SQL as Source Common options

    Destination Setup, WIN as Destination:

    Limagito File Mover WIN as Destination

    Destination File Result:

    Limagito File Mover SQL to Csv File

    RunTime Log Result:

    Limagito File Mover SQL to Csv RunTime Log

    If you need any help with this ‘Export Chinese Text Data’ question, please let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Limagito Team

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  • 26 Apr

    How-To use ODBC DSN with SQL as Source or Destination

    On request we’ve added ODBC as connection option for SQL as Source or Destination in version v2020.4.25.0. Our ODBC bridge driver supports Level 2, 3 drivers. It requires the x86 or x64 ODBC driver to be installed according to ODBC specification.

    First you’ll need to setup a System DSN (Data Source Name) that will be used in the Database Connection Setup of the SQL Source or Destination Setup of our File Mover.

    Configure DSN using the ODBC Administrator control panel. Important:

    1. When you are using the 64-bit version of LimagitoX you’ll need the ODBC Data Sources (64-bit) App.
    2. When you are using the 32-bit version of LimagitoX you’ll need the ODBC Data Sources (32-bit) App.

    We’ll be using the 64-bit version of the ODBC Data Source Administrator . Select the System DSN Tab and click < Add >.

    In this example we’re going to connect to a MS SQL Server Express (v2014). We’ll be using the (already installed) ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server. Select and click < Finish >.

    ( https://web.synametrics.com/odbcdrivervendors.htm )

    Please choose the Name carefully. This DSN Name will be used later in the SQL Database Connection Setup of our file Mover. The Server is the ‘full name’ of the SQL Server we are going to connect to (Hostname \ SQL Instance). Click < Next >.

    Hint: If you don’t know the Server name, please start the ‘Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio’.

    We’ll be using SQL Server authentication. Please enter Login ID (Username) and Password. We’ll need this during the DSN setup so we can select the default database and test the connection. The Password will not be stored in the DSN. You ‘ll need to add this in the SQL Database Connection Setup of our File Mover later.

    We changed the default database to the one we’ll be using in our File Mover. Click < Next >.

    Click < Finish >.

    Click < Test Data Source >

    Result should show: TESTS COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY!.

    Click < OK >.

    Click < OK >.

    The new System DSN is ready to be used within LimagitoX File Mover. Click < OK >.

    In the SQL as Source or Destination Setup of LimagitoX File Mover you’ll find ODBC as Database Vendor option (Database Tab).

    Set the following fields:

    • DSN (Name of the existing system DSN to use for connecting)
    • Database
    • Username
    • Password

    Click < Connect > to test the ODBC connection.

    LimagitoX-SQL-ODBC

    Check the Log window for the connection result. Log shows the different table names of the database so the connection is OK.

    LimagitoX-SQL-ODBC-Test

    If you need help, please let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Limagito Team

    By Limagito SQL , ,
  • 11 Aug

    SQL as Destination

    Dear users,

    We’ve added SQL as Destination in version v2019.8.11.0. So now you can write your sql command in a txt file and our File Mover will take this file and handle the content (sql command). At the moment we support MSSQL and SQLite database but we’re willing to add others when needed (please let us know).

    On our todo list, for this new SQL destination, is to add a ‘Batch Move’ option. This option will handle a csv text data file and will insert the data content to a database. Please let us know if you are interested.

    Regards,
    Limagito Team

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