exporting fixed length

Invoke-Sqlcmd -ServerInstance MYPC -Database salesdatabase -Query usp_GetProductList | Format-TABLE-autosize |Out-File C:\TEST.TXT


I am exporting a fixed lenght file… Powershell is putting in a blank space between columns. I can’t have that in my export file.

Thanks in advance.


You’re sabotaging your output with that format-table.

You need the Big Book of Powershell Gotchas.



Don - we need a sidebar menu with a link to that.


Rob’s right - Format-Table and the other Format cmdlets are intended to produce human-readable, formatted text. For a fixed-field output, you’ll probably need to write a custom function to get really accurate output.