Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Drop and Create to in SQL Server 2008

How to use  :
I will be writing about things I like from time to time. That is SQL Server things - other than beer, good books and company.
For today, one small thing but how useful. In SQL Server Management Studio 2008 you can script objects as DROP and CREATE in one go:

Why to use :
    This is very useful for us, as we store all database objects in our SVN as DROP..CREATE scripts. Using this feature saves quite a bit of time each time we want to update the source control.
I noticed an interesting behavior - if you script your table this way, all constraints defined in the table are scripted with drop statements before the actual DROP TABLE statement is included. This is quite handy as you can easily modify this script to change constraint names or definitions without having to script them separately.



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