So the situation is as follow:

I have production DB called DB1 which has huge data, around 250 GB. I have Test DB called DB2 on my local machine which has the same schema as the production DB but only the first two tables are partially filled(UUT_RESULT, STEP_RESULT).

What I want: Copy the only related data from the Production DB tables (PROP_RESULT) to my local DB table.

Very important note: I can copy the entire table, However, it's huge. That's why I only want to copy the data from PROP_RESULT table in the production DB which has relation to the already existed data in my local DB.

Note: Only UUT_RESULT and STEP_RESULT are partially filled in the Local DB, other tables are empty and I need to populate them and that's why I am posting this.

The following image will make is easier to understand

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This could probably be done with some ETL tool but A manual way comes to mind: - just join the test tables together ( I'm guessing the join condition would be STEP_RESULT.UUT_RESULT = UUT_RESULT.ID) to get all the relevant keys.

on a.UUT_RESULT = b.ID

So lets say you get a 1000 values of b.ID. Then manually create a select which will have all the values returned from the TEST sql in an IN condition and run it on PROD:


Not sure how exporting data in MSSQL works but I'm guessing you could just save that select as a separate table and then just load it into your TEST environment

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  • the JOIN (STEP_RESULT.UUT_RESULT = UUT_RESULT.ID) is true. however, it gives me the shared between the first two tables. How can I get the shared with prob table which is in different DB? I didn't get the second part of your answer. Could you please elaborate morre. – Nano Jul 18 '19 at 13:05
  • by that I mean you manually copy all the keys from the select in TEST, and create a select in PROD which you run there. I changed my answer slightly, hopefully it is more clear now – d0dulk0 Jul 22 '19 at 16:02

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