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Questions tagged [scripting]

For questions about generating or using language scripts, for example scripting a database object definition.

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Restore All Databases Script

I am migrating SQL Server DBs to a new instance. I have been told that it is possible to dynamically build a RESTORE script from available backups in the system catalog. Does anyone know of a sample ...
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SQL Server 2012: Generate Scripts from command line

I am running SQL Server 2012. The SQL Server Management Studio has the option to right click on a database then select Tasks and Generate Scripts. Is there a way to automate that via command line ...
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Import data from one Database to another script

As part of a data migration I would like to script a data transfer from the existing to a new database. I used to do this with DTS on older versions of MS SQL. I am currently using SQL 2012. Note the ...
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SQL Server - Adding non-nullable column to existing table - SSDT Publishing

Due to business logic, we need a new column in a table that is critical to ensure is always populated. Updating existing references that insert/update is difficult but doable, but ensuring future code/...
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Trace flag is running, but not message when deadlock happens

Trace flags are used to temporarily set specific server characteristics or to switch off a particular behavior More information on the trace flags are here DBCC TRACESTATUS this above, is the ...
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Redgate SQL Compare vs Visual Studio 2010 Premium/Ultimate database project

I currently use the Visual Studio Professional Edition which has the database project as a project template, but some of its features are not available, for example Schema Compare tool. The schema ...
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What is running right now?

I know I can use "show processlist" to see what is running when I'm in the office. How can I see what is running when I'm not there. Something is running on my server at 3am every morning that is ...
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How to generate create table script without primary and foreign key in Oracle

I have lots of schemas and tables. I want to generate create script of all of my tables. I am using below statement and it is working pretty well. SELECT DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL('TABLE','table_name','...
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Is there any collection of PowerShell scripts that help the task of SQL Server maintenance?

I've been studying PowerShell and I've been (slowly) getting it into my day-to-day DBA tasks. So far I've seen a bunch of disconnected PowerShell scripts for many disparate administration activities. ...
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Script out Oracle DDL in an automated fashion

Oracle SQL Developer is able to export DDL through Tools -> Database Export... This works very well, but requires manual intervention. I know of DBMS_METADATA.get_ddl(), but have found that the ...
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Easy way to check connectivity to SQL Server from client

For troubleshooting purposes, I would like to be able to check if a client can connect to a SQL Server instance, independent of the application that possibly can't connect to the SQL Server. Is there ...
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How to script permissions for all logins/users/tables/schemas

Over the years, I have used countless scripts and applications to generate all permissions for SQL Server databases. I have used both paid and free tools. I feel that not one of them seems to be ...
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Need to get identify all tables and columns in a SQL Query

I have a massive task to go through hundreds of SQL scripts and identify the Table and Columns in each query as we are updating our system and some of the columns and tables may be renamed or ...
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Generate script for SQL Broker objects

I'm using SQL Server Management Studio to generate scripts for all the objects in an existing database: but the objects related to SQL Broker (messages, queues and services) are not generated. I've ...
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Why does SQL Server Mangement Studio not script Indexes by default?

Recently I realized by default, scripting the database does not including indexes, and I have to change the option every time. Could anyone please explain the reason? Is there any insight about this ...
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Save Results of DBCC ShrinkFile

When we execute the following command: DBCC SHRINKFILE('MyDB_log', 1) We get the following results in SSMS: DBID | Field | CurrentSize | MinimumSize | UsedPages | Estimated Pages -----|-------|-----...
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SSIS Script Component errors sporadically with the same code

I have a SSIS Data Flow Task that takes CSV output (from a flat file connection) and passes that to a Script Component. When I run the task I get the following error: Script Component has ...
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How can can I get object definitions stripped of all comments?

When I want to know if a stored procedure or views references a given name (table, view or column), I need a version of the object definition stripped of all comments. Is this possible by a SQL ...
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How do I create an automated SQL Server restore script for multiple backups? [duplicate]

I basically have 6 daily SQL Server backups (.bak) that need a restore everyday. I want to automate this process by having the SQL Agent run the script daily. I have the following restore script ...
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parse rs.status() output to display one secondary node for mongodump destination

I wish to run mongodump to secondary (not primary). So I need as output hostname and port of one secondary. # ./mongo -udbadm admin --port 27100 -p --quiet --eval "printjson(rs.status().members.map(...
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Numbering rows consecutively for a number of tables

I have a number of tables, all containing attributes aid,bid,cid, and xid of type integer, other attributes may differ. For every (given) table T, I would like to order the rows according to aid,bid,...
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MySQL backing up MyISAM tables by copying the physical files - and automating the process

I have 2 databases with MyISAM tables running on a Windows 2008 Server. These databases are about 20GB in size with a few tables with millions of rows. My question regards backing them up on a weekly ...
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ONLINE BACKUP is not performed from the CRON Job on LINUX server (manually it works)

I made a script which executes successfully online backup when it is run manually by the instance owner. Script is the following (two lines originally). #!/bin/bash /opt/ibm/db2/V9.7/bin/db2 ...
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Set default value for all columns with specific name within a database

I've got a database that includes an int column project_id on many tables, and I want to script setting the default value to a specific value for all columns with that name in the database. Note that ...
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List of role permissions including other roles - how can I find out the roles that belong to other roles?

I can see the permissions of a role in a database using the scripts in List all permissions for a given role? However, It does not show me when the role belongs to a another role. For ...
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How to script all the service broker elements for each database it is on, in the current server?

I have service broker running on different servers. Just recently I had to rebuild one of the test servers and it had a complete service broker solution running there. For the next time I need to ...