This SSIS Integration Services article shows how to export SQL Server table data or records to a fixed width with row delimiters text file.
The below screenshot displays the records in the Employee table.
SSIS Export SQL Data to Fixed Width with Row Delimiters Text File
Drag the SSIS Data Flow Task into the control flow region.
Double-click to open the Data Flow Region. Then, drag the OLE DB Source and double-click on it to open the Editor. Next, click the New button to configure the OLE DB Connection Manager. Here, we have chosen the current one, but you can create a fresh one by clicking the New button (arrow pointed).
We choose the Employee table in this example. Next, go to the columns tab to check the columns and click the Ok button.
Drag the flat file destination and connect the OLE DB source to it. Next, Double-click on the flat file destination to open the Editor, and click on the new button to choose the flat file format as Fixed Width with Row Delimiters.
Click on the Browse button to create a new file to store the records.
Next, checkmark the Column Names in the first data row option to copy the headers.
Within the Advanced tab, change the InputColumnWidth value to accommodate the row items. For this, check the maximum length of each column and add that value to it.
SELECT MAX(LEN(EmpID)) InputColumnWidth
Change the InputColumnWidth value for the remaining columns.
If you observe, it has an extra column called the Row delimiter column that is empty. After you finish, click OK to close the window.
Within the Flat File Destination Editor, go to the Mappings tab to check the input and available destination column mapping.
Run the SSIS Export SQL Data to Fixed Width with Row Delimiters Text File package.
As you can see, the text file has all the records where a Fixed Width separates each column and adds an extra Row Delimiter column.