I tried:

Select * Into <DestinationTableName> From <SourceTableName> Where 1 = 2

but the default value constraint is not created.

I have a smalldatetime column whose default value is getdate().


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Nothing wrong with quick and easy short-cuts.

it just takes a bit of work. ;-)

See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/706664/generate-sql-create-scripts-for-existing-tables-with-query

Create a user defined function using the code from the link, then you can exec the output...

select @tsql = dbo.udf_GenerateTableCreateScript(N'dbo.mytable')
exec @tsql

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