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Question How to export SQL data to CSV file with headers using BCP

I created a simple Stored Procedure (SP) that queries a table and renames the column names, and I'm able to push those results out to a CSV file *with* those header names when done manually.

But when I try to export the results to a CSV file by running the same SP using xp_cmdshell with bcp, the header row (Col1, Col2, and Col3) does not appear in the resulting CSV file.


Joe Schmo Customer
Jane Doe Customer
Tim Tiny Musician


SELECT ColumnName1 AS Col1, ColumnName2 AS Col2, ColumnName3 AS Col3


Col1-----Col2-----Col3 <<<<----- WHAT I WANT!
Joe Schmo Customer
Jane Doe Customer
Tiny Tim Musician

Here's the code I'm using within the job:

EXEC xp_cmdshell 'bcp "EXEC DATABASENAME.dbo.STOREDPROCEDURENAME" QUERYOUT "\\MYSERVERNAME\files\export.csv" -c -t, -T -S'


Joe Schmo Customer
Jane Doe Customer
Tim Tiny Musician

As you can see the headers are missing. What am I doing wrong?

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