It is very easy to export and save output of executed query in xls sheet using toad but how to do it on sql prompt. To do so you need to use some text formatting options and spool file name to save output.
SET PAGESIZE 40000 SET FEEDBACK OFF SET MARKUP HTML ON SET NUM 24 SPOOL file_name.xls ---- Execute your query SPOOL OFF SET MARKUP HTML OFF SPOOL OFF
SQL> SET PAGESIZE 40000 SQL> SET FEEDBACK OFF SQL> SET MARKUP HTML ON SQL> SET NUM 24 SQL> SPOOL ora_htl_hist.xls SQL> SQL>SELECT COUNT * FROM ORA.HTL_HIST; SQL> SQL>SPOOL OFF SQL>SET MARKUP HTML OFF SQL>SPOOL OFF
A file name ora_htl_hist.xls will be generated in the current directory. This is the best way to export and save sql plus output to xls sheet.