Suppose that you have an application in which you have a table containing static data and you need this data whenever
you recreate the database. Using the script given below, you can create a batch of insert statements that you can keep in your database creation script and start using the database after the database creation without reloading any data. It has been tested on SQL Server 7.0.
/* use the below script to get the insert statements for Jobs table in PUBS database. */ select 'Insert into Jobs values(' + convert(varchar,job_id) + ",'" + job_desc + "'," + convert(varchar,min_lvl) + "," + convert(varchar,max_lvl) + ")" from JobsThe batch statements generated by the above statement can be stored in a text file and used whenever the database is re-created or migrated.
For More Information
- Feedback: E-mail the editor with your thoughts about this tip.
- More tips: Hundreds of free SQL Server tips and scripts.
- Tip contest: Have a SQL Server tip to offer your fellow DBAs and developers? The best tips submitted will receive a cool prize -- submit your tip today!
- Ask the Experts: Our SQL, database design, SQL Server, DB2, and data warehousing gurus are waiting to answer your toughest questions.
- Forums: Ask your technical SQL Server questions--or help out your peers by answering them--in our active forums.
- Best Web Links: SQL Server tips, tutorials, and scripts from around the Web.