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SQL Server stored procedures over the past few months. His series has come to a conclusion, but we've got his "top five" according to your visits. We're sure these routines will help ease some of your workload. You can also view our complete stored procedure collection.
#1 - Find columns and tables
This simple routine is handy for finding columns by name and listing the table(s) in which they exist..
#2 - List database objects by selected type(s)
This stored procedure returns a list of all the objects of selected types in the current database.
#3 - A simple way to perform crosstab operations
SQL Server crosstab operations usually involve complicated T-SQL coding. Simplify the process with this routine.
#4 - Search character columns for a given string
This routine allows you to search for occurrences of a string in the character columns (char, nchar, varchar, nvarchar) of a table set.
#5 - Execute T-SQL code from a file
Existing routines to execute T-SQL code from a file without using osql and xp_cmdshell have many limitations. This routine addresses the shortcomings
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