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I would like the last step of my Maintenance Plan to execute a simple custom SQL script (SELECT * FROM <SomeTable> WHERE <Condition>), and save the results to a file (Text, CSV, etc).

Is this possible? The closest thing I've found is doing this in a .bat file that is executed by Windows, but that seems a little cumbersome.

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You can use a mixture of xp_cmdshell and bcp:

exec xp_cmdshell 
    'bcp "SELECT * FROM YourTable ...." queryout Log.txt -c -T'

The above extended stored procedure bcp call assumes a few things, such as a trusted connection. But utilize the BOL Reference for BCP to fine tune your call.

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