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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Thursday, July 23, 2009
SQL Server 2008: Script Data as Inserts
I expect many people know this already but just in case you don’t: in addition to scripting your database schema as TSQL, you can also generate data insert scripts directly from SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. Right-click on your database in SSMS, select Tasks –> Generate Scripts, ensure your database is highlighted and click next. Scroll down the options list to the “Table/View Options” section, and change “Script Data” to True.
(I’m not sure if this was also present in SQL Server 2005, as I don’t have an instance to hand).
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