db2 -tvf file.sql -z file.out
But it displays the output as below (i.e., it produces output including the sql, column name and the message ?EURoe2 record(s) selected?EUR?):
select tabname from syscat.tables where tabschema = 'VSC'
2 record(s) selected.
But we need only the records in the output file as appears below:
Please help us with this query.
The following information is required when exporting data using the export command/utility:
- An SQL SELECT statement specifying the data to be exported.
- The path and name of the operating system file that will store the exported data.
- The format of the data in the file. This format can be IXF, WSF, or DEL.
You might want to download a (free) copy of the IBM DB2 Data Movement Utilities Guide and Reference which contains information on how to formulate your export command and definitions of each of the various types of formats.
Quickly though, perhaps you are interested in creating a comma-delimited file. In that case, you would use the DEL format (delimited ASCII). A Delimited ASCII (DEL) file is a sequential ASCII file with row and column delimiters. Each DEL file is a stream of ASCII characters consisting of cell values ordered by row, and then by column. Rows in the data stream are separated by row delimiters; within each row, individual cell values are separated by column delimiters. When creating an ASCII delimited file (specifying a comma as the delimiter) you're file output would look something like this:
Here is an example of an export requesting ASCII delimited output:
db2 export to test.del of del select tabname from syscat.tables where tabschema ='VSC';
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