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concatenate in SQL query

concatenate in SQL query

(OP)
Hello. I'm making a routine to run daily in SQL Workbench. I want the exported file to have curdate() added to the name for organizational purposes.

CODE --> SQL

SELECT
  d.emailaddress,
  d.fullname,
  d.address,
  d.city,
  d.state,
  d.zip,
  d.makepayabletoname,
  d.makepayabletoaddress,
  d.makepayabletocity,
  d.makepayabletostate,
  d.makepayabletozip,
  p.filenumber,
  p.paymentstatus,
  p.paymentamount,
  p.paymentdate
INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/' CURDATE();.'.csv'
FIELDS TERMINATED BY  ','
ENCLOSED BY '"'
ESCAPED BY '\\'
LINES TERMINATED BY '/\n'
FROM payments p
JOIN dbase d
ON p.filenumber = d.filenumber
WHERE p.paymentstatus = 'PENDING'
AND p.paymentdate = CURDATE(); 

The trouble line is: INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/' CURDATE();.'letters.csv' I want it to output to /tmp/2013-06-11letters.csv but I can't figure out how to concatenate.

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RE: concatenate in SQL query

(OP)
As an independent query, the following works fine. It does not work when i plug it into my query in the previous post.

CODE --> SQL

SELECT
  CONCAT('/tmp/',DATE_FORMAT(curdate(), '%Y-%m-%d'),'letters.csv') AS your_date; 

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