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Helper II
Helper II

Extract data from SQL and create text file

I’ve been trying to figure out how to achieve this using Flow, but im drawing a blank. Here’s my story, and refer to the screenshot below.

 

I have 4 SQL tables containing info. Three of them contain their own info, and a 4th which links the other 3. Its actually a dynamics crm database, and by links I mean relationships, but its all the same. Im looking to generate a text file output in a specific format using info from all 4 tables. For example, say I have the following tables.

 

  1. Table1 – ColumnB
    1. 1234
    2. 4567
  2. Table2 – ColumnB
    1. Name1
    2. Name2
  3. Table3 – ColumnB
    1. UsageType1
    2. UsageType2
  4. Table4 (linking the above 3 tables) – ColumnB – ColumnC – ColumnD
    1. 1234 – Name1 – UsageType1
    2. 4567 – Name1 – UsageType2
    3. 1234 – Name2 – UsageType1
    4. 1234 – Name1 – UsageType2
    5. Or any other combination.

 

I now wish to generate the following text files:

  1. FileName: Name1.txt

@1234

UsageType1

UsageType2

@4567

UsageType2

 

  1. FileName: Name2.txt

@1234

UsageType1

 

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Community Support
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Re: Extract data from SQL and create text file

Hi @JoeO ,

 

Although you have provided a lot of information, I still don't understand whether the files you create have any rules.

Please provide more detail about your needs.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Helper II
Helper II

Re: Extract data from SQL and create text file

Hi,

 

If by "rule" you're referring to the rule table in my example, the answer is no. The rule becomes the name of the text file.  So for example, say i have a row in Table2 called "Test", then the file name becomes Test.txt. 

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