Teo97917


Hi all,

I was wondering if there is a SQL command to copy the table structure of a table that includes primary keys, foreign keys, indexes, etc.

Thanks and have a nice day to all




Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Louis Davidson


Not a SQL command, but you can script this stuff out using the tools by right clicking the table, or programatically using SMO.







Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Teo

can you post a sample script or SMO please or send me a link discuss this matter thanks




Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Geert Verhoeven

Hi,

The easiest way to create the script is to right click the original table within SQL Server Management Studio and select "Script Table As ...\ Create To\ ..." . This will create a script for the table and its indexes.

Then you need to run the script but with the new tablename. After that, you need to copy the records using a insert/select command. (it is best to set the constraints/indexes afterwards).

Greetz,

Geert

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Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Teo

I was thinking to use that script in my SP, On my SP I add a linked server then i want to copy all the tables exactly the same

and on the linked server the table names and table count change everyday, but i dont have any problem with that.

I was thinking if there is a way to copy exactly the same table inside an SP in that case.

Thanks





Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Bushan

You can use sys tables/views inside your SP




Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Teo

can you post your samples script please.

thanks





Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Dinesh Asanka

SELECT * INTO NewEmployee FROM Employee WHERE 1 = 0

above query will create same structure table called NewEmployee with structure of Employee. But will not have triggers and primary keys etc. you can create them by using follwing scripts

SELECT *

FROM sysobjects

WHERE parent_obj = OBJECT_ID('Employee')

SELECT *

FROM syscomments

WHERE id IN ( SELECT id

FROM sysobjects

WHERE parent_obj = OBJECT_ID('Employee') )






Re: Copy table Structure including primary keys, index etc.

Teo

thanks for the reply Dinesh. Nice sql Stmt, does this work when you have a MS Access linked Server, is there a sysobjects table on the linked server