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SET NOCOUNT ON GO PRINT 'Using Master database' USE master GO PRINT 'Checking for the existence of this procedure' IF (SELECT OBJECT_ID('sp_generate_inserts','P')) IS NOT NULL --means, the procedure already exists BEGIN PRINT 'Procedure already exists. So, dropping it' DROP PROC sp_generate_inserts END GO --Turn system object marking on EXEC master.dbo.sp_MS_upd_sysobj_category 1 GO CREATE PROC sp_generate_inserts ( @table_name varchar(776), -- The table/view for which the INSERT statements will be generated using the existing data @target_table varchar(776) = NULL, -- Use this parameter to specify a different table name into which the data will be inserted @include_column_list bit = 1, -- Use this parameter to include/ommit column list in the generated INSERT statement @from varchar(800) = NULL, -- Use this parameter to filter the rows based on a filter condition (using WHERE) @include_timestamp bit = 0, -- Specify 1 for this parameter, if you want to include the TIMESTAMP/ROWVERSION column's data in the INSERT statement @debug_mode bit = 0, -- If @debug_mode is set to 1, the SQL statements constructed by this procedure will be printed for later examination @owner varchar(64) = NULL, -- Use this parameter if you are not the owner of the table @ommit_images bit = 0, -- Use this parameter to generate INSERT statements by omitting the 'image' columns @ommit_identity bit = 0, -- Use this parameter to ommit the identity columns @top int = NULL, -- Use this parameter to generate INSERT statements only for the TOP n rows @cols_to_include varchar(8000) = NULL, -- List of columns to be included in the INSERT statement @cols_to_exclude varchar(8000) = NULL, -- List of columns to be excluded from the INSERT statement @disable_constraints bit = 0, -- When 1, disables foreign key constraints and enables them after the INSERT statements @ommit_computed_cols bit = 0 -- When 1, computed columns will not be included in the INSERT statement ) AS BEGIN /*********************************************************************************************************** Procedure: sp_generate_inserts (Build 22) (Copyright © 2002 Narayana Vyas Kondreddi. All rights reserved.) Purpose: To generate INSERT statements from existing data. These INSERTS can be executed to regenerate the data at some other location. This procedure is also useful to create a database setup, where in you can script your data along with your table definitions. Written by: Narayana Vyas Kondreddi http://vyaskn.tripod.com Acknowledgements: Divya Kalra -- For beta testing Mark Charsley -- For reporting a problem with scripting uniqueidentifier columns with NULL values Artur Zeygman -- For helping me simplify a bit of code for handling non-dbo owned tables Joris Laperre -- For reporting a regression bug in handling text/ntext columns Tested on: SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 Date created: January 17th 2001 21:52 GMT Date modified: May 1st 2002 19:50 GMT Email: vyaskn@hotmail.com NOTE: This procedure may not work with tables with too many columns. Results can be unpredictable with huge text columns or SQL Server 2000's sql_variant data types Whenever possible, Use @include_column_list parameter to ommit column list in the INSERT statement, for better results IMPORTANT: This procedure is not tested with internation data (Extended characters or Unicode). If needed you might want to convert the datatypes of character variables in this procedure to their respective unicode counterparts like nchar and nvarchar Example 1: To generate INSERT statements for table 'titles': EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles' Example 2: To ommit the column list in the INSERT statement: (Column list is included by default) IMPORTANT: If you have too many columns, you are advised to ommit column list, as shown below, to avoid erroneous results EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @include_column_list = 0 Example 3: To generate INSERT statements for 'titlesCopy' table from 'titles' table: EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', 'titlesCopy' Example 4: To generate INSERT statements for 'titles' table for only those titles which contain the word 'Computer' in them: NOTE: Do not complicate the FROM or WHERE clause here. It's assumed that you are good with T-SQL if you are using this parameter EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @from = "from titles where title like '%Computer%'" Example 5: To specify that you want to include TIMESTAMP column's data as well in the INSERT statement: (By default TIMESTAMP column's data is not scripted) EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @include_timestamp = 1 Example 6: To print the debug information: EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @debug_mode = 1 Example 7: If you are not the owner of the table, use @owner parameter to specify the owner name To use this option, you must have SELECT permissions on that table EXEC sp_generate_inserts Nickstable, @owner = 'Nick' Example 8: To generate INSERT statements for the rest of the columns excluding images When using this otion, DO NOT set @include_column_list parameter to 0. EXEC sp_generate_inserts imgtable, @ommit_images = 1 Example 9: To generate INSERT statements excluding (ommiting) IDENTITY columns: (By default IDENTITY columns are included in the INSERT statement) EXEC sp_generate_inserts mytable, @ommit_identity = 1 Example 10: To generate INSERT statements for the TOP 10 rows in the table: EXEC sp_generate_inserts mytable, @top = 10 Example 11: To generate INSERT statements with only those columns you want: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_include = "'title','title_id','au_id'" Example 12: To generate INSERT statements by omitting certain columns: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_exclude = "'title','title_id','au_id'" Example 13: To avoid checking the foreign key constraints while loading data with INSERT statements: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @disable_constraints = 1 Example 14: To exclude computed columns from the INSERT statement: EXEC sp_generate_inserts MyTable, @ommit_computed_cols = 1 ***********************************************************************************************************/ SET NOCOUNT ON --Making sure user only uses either @cols_to_include or @cols_to_exclude IF ((@cols_to_include IS NOT NULL) AND (@cols_to_exclude IS NOT NULL)) BEGIN RAISERROR('Use either @cols_to_include or @cols_to_exclude. Do not use both the parameters at once',16,1) RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Both @cols_to_include and @cols_to_exclude parameters are specified END --Making sure the @cols_to_include and @cols_to_exclude parameters are receiving values in proper format IF ((@cols_to_include IS NOT NULL) AND (PATINDEX('''%''',@cols_to_include) = 0)) BEGIN RAISERROR('Invalid use of @cols_to_include property',16,1) PRINT 'Specify column names surrounded by single quotes and separated by commas' PRINT 'Eg: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_include = "''title_id'',''title''"' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Invalid use of @cols_to_include property END IF ((@cols_to_exclude IS NOT NULL) AND (PATINDEX('''%''',@cols_to_exclude) = 0)) BEGIN RAISERROR('Invalid use of @cols_to_exclude property',16,1) PRINT 'Specify column names surrounded by single quotes and separated by commas' PRINT 'Eg: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_exclude = "''title_id'',''title''"' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Invalid use of @cols_to_exclude property END --Checking to see if the database name is specified along wih the table name --Your database context should be local to the table for which you want to generate INSERT statements --specifying the database name is not allowed IF (PARSENAME(@table_name,3)) IS NOT NULL BEGIN RAISERROR('Do not specify the database name. Be in the required database and just specify the table name.',16,1) RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Database name is specified along with the table name, which is not allowed END --Checking for the existence of 'user table' or 'view' --This procedure is not written to work on system tables --To script the data in system tables, just create a view on the system tables and script the view instead IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN IF ((OBJECT_ID(@table_name,'U') IS NULL) AND (OBJECT_ID(@table_name,'V') IS NULL)) BEGIN RAISERROR('User table or view not found.',16,1) PRINT 'You may see this error, if you are not the owner of this table or view. In that case use @owner parameter to specify the owner name.' PRINT 'Make sure you have SELECT permission on that table or view.' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: There is no user table or view with this name END END ELSE BEGIN IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND (TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE' OR TABLE_TYPE = 'VIEW') AND TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) BEGIN RAISERROR('User table or view not found.',16,1) PRINT 'You may see this error, if you are not the owner of this table. In that case use @owner parameter to specify the owner name.' PRINT 'Make sure you have SELECT permission on that table or view.' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: There is no user table or view with this name END END --Variable declarations DECLARE @Column_ID int, @Column_List varchar(8000), @Column_Name varchar(128), @Start_Insert varchar(786), @Data_Type varchar(128), @Actual_Values varchar(8000), --This is the string that will be finally executed to generate INSERT statements @IDN varchar(128) --Will contain the IDENTITY column's name in the table --Variable Initialization SET @IDN = '' SET @Column_ID = 0 SET @Column_Name = '' SET @Column_List = '' SET @Actual_Values = '' IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN SET @Start_Insert = 'INSERT INTO ' + '[' + RTRIM(COALESCE(@target_table,@table_name)) + ']' END ELSE BEGIN SET @Start_Insert = 'INSERT ' + '[' + LTRIM(RTRIM(@owner)) + '].' + '[' + RTRIM(COALESCE(@target_table,@table_name)) + ']' END --To get the first column's ID SELECT @Column_ID = MIN(ORDINAL_POSITION) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS (NOLOCK) WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND (@owner IS NULL OR TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) --Loop through all the columns of the table, to get the column names and their data types WHILE @Column_ID IS NOT NULL BEGIN SELECT @Column_Name = QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME), @Data_Type = DATA_TYPE FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS (NOLOCK) WHERE ORDINAL_POSITION = @Column_ID AND TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND (@owner IS NULL OR TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) IF @cols_to_include IS NOT NULL --Selecting only user specified columns BEGIN IF CHARINDEX( '''' + SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name)-2) + '''',@cols_to_include) = 0 BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END IF @cols_to_exclude IS NOT NULL --Selecting only user specified columns BEGIN IF CHARINDEX( '''' + SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name)-2) + '''',@cols_to_exclude) <> 0 BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END --Making sure to output SET IDENTITY_INSERT ON/OFF in case the table has an IDENTITY column IF (SELECT COLUMNPROPERTY( OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name),SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name) - 2),'IsIdentity')) = 1 BEGIN IF @ommit_identity = 0 --Determing whether to include or exclude the IDENTITY column SET @IDN = @Column_Name ELSE GOTO SKIP_LOOP END --Making sure whether to output computed columns or not IF @ommit_computed_cols = 1 BEGIN IF (SELECT COLUMNPROPERTY( OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name),SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name) - 2),'IsComputed')) = 1 BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END --Tables with columns of IMAGE data type are not supported for obvious reasons IF(@Data_Type in ('image')) BEGIN IF (@ommit_images = 0) BEGIN RAISERROR('Tables with image columns are not supported.',16,1) PRINT 'Use @ommit_images = 1 parameter to generate INSERTs for the rest of the columns.' PRINT 'DO NOT ommit Column List in the INSERT statements. If you ommit column list using @include_column_list=0, the generated INSERTs will fail.' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: There is a column with image data type END ELSE BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END --Determining the data type of the column and depending on the data type, the VALUES part of --the INSERT statement is generated. Care is taken to handle columns with NULL values. Also --making sure, not to lose any data from flot, real, money, smallmomey, datetime columns SET @Actual_Values = @Actual_Values + CASE WHEN @Data_Type IN ('char','varchar','nchar','nvarchar') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + REPLACE(RTRIM(' + @Column_Name + '),'''''''','''''''''''')+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('datetime','smalldatetime') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + RTRIM(CONVERT(char,' + @Column_Name + ',109))+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('uniqueidentifier') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + REPLACE(CONVERT(char(255),RTRIM(' + @Column_Name + ')),'''''''','''''''''''')+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('text','ntext') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + REPLACE(CONVERT(char(8000),' + @Column_Name + '),'''''''','''''''''''')+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('binary','varbinary') THEN 'COALESCE(RTRIM(CONVERT(char,' + 'CONVERT(int,' + @Column_Name + '))),''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('timestamp','rowversion') THEN CASE WHEN @include_timestamp = 0 THEN '''DEFAULT''' ELSE 'COALESCE(RTRIM(CONVERT(char,' + 'CONVERT(int,' + @Column_Name + '))),''NULL'')' END WHEN @Data_Type IN ('float','real','money','smallmoney') THEN 'COALESCE(LTRIM(RTRIM(' + 'CONVERT(char, ' + @Column_Name + ',2)' + ')),''NULL'')' ELSE 'COALESCE(LTRIM(RTRIM(' + 'CONVERT(char, ' + @Column_Name + ')' + ')),''NULL'')' END + '+' + ''',''' + ' + ' --Generating the column list for the INSERT statement SET @Column_List = @Column_List + @Column_Name + ',' SKIP_LOOP: --The label used in GOTO SELECT @Column_ID = MIN(ORDINAL_POSITION) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS (NOLOCK) WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND ORDINAL_POSITION > @Column_ID AND (@owner IS NULL OR TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) --Loop ends here! END --To get rid of the extra characters that got concatenated during the last run through the loop SET @Column_List = LEFT(@Column_List,len(@Column_List) - 1) SET @Actual_Values = LEFT(@Actual_Values,len(@Actual_Values) - 6) IF LTRIM(@Column_List) = '' BEGIN RAISERROR('No columns to select. There should at least be one column to generate the output',16,1) RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Looks like all the columns are ommitted using the @cols_to_exclude parameter END --Forming the final string that will be executed, to output the INSERT statements IF (@include_column_list <> 0) BEGIN SET @Actual_Values = 'SELECT ' + CASE WHEN @top IS NULL OR @top < 0 THEN '' ELSE ' TOP ' + LTRIM(STR(@top)) + ' ' END + '''' + RTRIM(@Start_Insert) + ' ''+' + '''(' + RTRIM(@Column_List) + '''+' + ''')''' + ' +''VALUES(''+ ' + @Actual_Values + '+'')''' + ' ' + COALESCE(@from,' FROM ' + CASE WHEN @owner IS NULL THEN '' ELSE '[' + LTRIM(RTRIM(@owner)) + '].' END + '[' + rtrim(@table_name) + ']' + '(NOLOCK)') END ELSE IF (@include_column_list = 0) BEGIN SET @Actual_Values = 'SELECT ' + CASE WHEN @top IS NULL OR @top < 0 THEN '' ELSE ' TOP ' + LTRIM(STR(@top)) + ' ' END + '''' + RTRIM(@Start_Insert) + ' '' +''VALUES(''+ ' + @Actual_Values + '+'')''' + ' ' + COALESCE(@from,' FROM ' + CASE WHEN @owner IS NULL THEN '' ELSE '[' + LTRIM(RTRIM(@owner)) + '].' END + '[' + rtrim(@table_name) + ']' + '(NOLOCK)') END --Determining whether to ouput any debug information IF @debug_mode =1 BEGIN PRINT '/*****START OF DEBUG INFORMATION*****' PRINT 'Beginning of the INSERT statement:' PRINT @Start_Insert PRINT '' PRINT 'The column list:' PRINT @Column_List PRINT '' PRINT 'The SELECT statement executed to generate the INSERTs' PRINT @Actual_Values PRINT '' PRINT '*****END OF DEBUG INFORMATION*****/' PRINT '' END PRINT '--INSERTs generated by ''sp_generate_inserts'' stored procedure written by Vyas' PRINT '--Build number: 22' PRINT '--Problems/Suggestions? Contact Vyas @ vyaskn@hotmail.com' PRINT '--http://vyaskn.tripod.com' PRINT '' PRINT 'SET NOCOUNT ON' PRINT '' --Determining whether to print IDENTITY_INSERT or not IF (@IDN <> '') BEGIN PRINT 'SET IDENTITY_INSERT ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + QUOTENAME(@table_name) + ' ON' PRINT 'GO' PRINT '' END IF @disable_constraints = 1 AND (OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name, 'U') IS NOT NULL) BEGIN IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' NOCHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to disable constraints temporarily' END ELSE BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(@owner) + '.' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' NOCHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to disable constraints temporarily' END PRINT 'GO' END PRINT '' PRINT 'PRINT ''Inserting values into ' + '[' + RTRIM(COALESCE(@target_table,@table_name)) + ']' + '''' --All the hard work pays off here!!! You'll get your INSERT statements, when the next line executes! EXEC (@Actual_Values) PRINT 'PRINT ''Done''' PRINT '' IF @disable_constraints = 1 AND (OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name, 'U') IS NOT NULL) BEGIN IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' CHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to enable the previously disabled constraints' END ELSE BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(@owner) + '.' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' CHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to enable the previously disabled constraints' END PRINT 'GO' END PRINT '' IF (@IDN <> '') BEGIN PRINT 'SET IDENTITY_INSERT ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + QUOTENAME(@table_name) + ' OFF' PRINT 'GO' END PRINT 'SET NOCOUNT OFF' SET NOCOUNT OFF RETURN 0 --Success. We are done! END GO PRINT 'Created the procedure' GO --Turn system object marking off EXEC master.dbo.sp_MS_upd_sysobj_category 2 GO PRINT 'Granting EXECUTE permission on sp_generate_inserts to all users' GRANT EXEC ON sp_generate_inserts TO public SET NOCOUNT OFF GO PRINT 'Done'
EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles'
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DECLARE @Fields VARCHAR(max); SET @Fields = '[QueueName], [iSort]' -- your fields, keep [] DECLARE @Table VARCHAR(max); SET @Table = 'Queues' -- your table DECLARE @SQL VARCHAR(max) SET @SQL = 'DECLARE @S VARCHAR(MAX) SELECT @S = ISNULL(@S + '' UNION '', ''INSERT INTO ' + @Table + '(' + @Fields + ')'') + CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + ''SELECT '' + ' + REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(@Fields, ',', ' + '', '' + '), '[', ''''''''' + CAST('),']',' AS VARCHAR(max)) + ''''''''') +' FROM ' + @Table + ' PRINT @S' EXEC (@SQL)

the best way i've found is by this code !
SET NOCOUNT ON GO PRINT 'Using Master database' USE master GO PRINT 'Checking for the existence of this procedure' IF (SELECT OBJECT_ID('sp_generate_inserts','P')) IS NOT NULL --means, the procedure already exists BEGIN PRINT 'Procedure already exists. So, dropping it' DROP PROC sp_generate_inserts END GO CREATE PROC sp_generate_inserts ( @table_name varchar(776), -- The table/view for which the INSERT statements will be generated using the existing data @target_table varchar(776) = NULL, -- Use this parameter to specify a different table name into which the data will be inserted @include_column_list bit = 1, -- Use this parameter to include/ommit column list in the generated INSERT statement @from varchar(800) = NULL, -- Use this parameter to filter the rows based on a filter condition (using WHERE) @include_timestamp bit = 0, -- Specify 1 for this parameter, if you want to include the TIMESTAMP/ROWVERSION column's data in the INSERT statement @debug_mode bit = 0, -- If @debug_mode is set to 1, the SQL statements constructed by this procedure will be printed for later examination @owner varchar(64) = NULL, -- Use this parameter if you are not the owner of the table @ommit_images bit = 0, -- Use this parameter to generate INSERT statements by omitting the 'image' columns @ommit_identity bit = 0, -- Use this parameter to ommit the identity columns @top int = NULL, -- Use this parameter to generate INSERT statements only for the TOP n rows @cols_to_include varchar(8000) = NULL, -- List of columns to be included in the INSERT statement @cols_to_exclude varchar(8000) = NULL, -- List of columns to be excluded from the INSERT statement @disable_constraints bit = 0, -- When 1, disables foreign key constraints and enables them after the INSERT statements @ommit_computed_cols bit = 0 -- When 1, computed columns will not be included in the INSERT statement ) AS BEGIN /*********************************************************************************************************** Procedure: sp_generate_inserts (Build 22) (Copyright © 2002 Narayana Vyas Kondreddi. All rights reserved.) Purpose: To generate INSERT statements from existing data. These INSERTS can be executed to regenerate the data at some other location. This procedure is also useful to create a database setup, where in you can script your data along with your table definitions. Written by: Narayana Vyas Kondreddi http://vyaskn.tripod.com Acknowledgements: Divya Kalra -- For beta testing Mark Charsley -- For reporting a problem with scripting uniqueidentifier columns with NULL values Artur Zeygman -- For helping me simplify a bit of code for handling non-dbo owned tables Joris Laperre -- For reporting a regression bug in handling text/ntext columns Tested on: SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 Date created: January 17th 2001 21:52 GMT Date modified: May 1st 2002 19:50 GMT Email: vyaskn@hotmail.com NOTE: This procedure may not work with tables with too many columns. Results can be unpredictable with huge text columns or SQL Server 2000's sql_variant data types Whenever possible, Use @include_column_list parameter to ommit column list in the INSERT statement, for better results IMPORTANT: This procedure is not tested with internation data (Extended characters or Unicode). If needed you might want to convert the datatypes of character variables in this procedure to their respective unicode counterparts like nchar and nvarchar ALSO NOTE THAT THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT UPDATED TO WORK WITH NEW DATA TYPES INTRODUCED IN SQL SERVER 2005 / YUKON Example 1: To generate INSERT statements for table 'titles': EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles' Example 2: To ommit the column list in the INSERT statement: (Column list is included by default) IMPORTANT: If you have too many columns, you are advised to ommit column list, as shown below, to avoid erroneous results EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @include_column_list = 0 Example 3: To generate INSERT statements for 'titlesCopy' table from 'titles' table: EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', 'titlesCopy' Example 4: To generate INSERT statements for 'titles' table for only those titles which contain the word 'Computer' in them: NOTE: Do not complicate the FROM or WHERE clause here. It's assumed that you are good with T-SQL if you are using this parameter EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @from = "from titles where title like '%Computer%'" Example 5: To specify that you want to include TIMESTAMP column's data as well in the INSERT statement: (By default TIMESTAMP column's data is not scripted) EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @include_timestamp = 1 Example 6: To print the debug information: EXEC sp_generate_inserts 'titles', @debug_mode = 1 Example 7: If you are not the owner of the table, use @owner parameter to specify the owner name To use this option, you must have SELECT permissions on that table EXEC sp_generate_inserts Nickstable, @owner = 'Nick' Example 8: To generate INSERT statements for the rest of the columns excluding images When using this otion, DO NOT set @include_column_list parameter to 0. EXEC sp_generate_inserts imgtable, @ommit_images = 1 Example 9: To generate INSERT statements excluding (ommiting) IDENTITY columns: (By default IDENTITY columns are included in the INSERT statement) EXEC sp_generate_inserts mytable, @ommit_identity = 1 Example 10: To generate INSERT statements for the TOP 10 rows in the table: EXEC sp_generate_inserts mytable, @top = 10 Example 11: To generate INSERT statements with only those columns you want: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_include = "'title','title_id','au_id'" Example 12: To generate INSERT statements by omitting certain columns: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_exclude = "'title','title_id','au_id'" Example 13: To avoid checking the foreign key constraints while loading data with INSERT statements: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @disable_constraints = 1 Example 14: To exclude computed columns from the INSERT statement: EXEC sp_generate_inserts MyTable, @ommit_computed_cols = 1 ***********************************************************************************************************/ SET NOCOUNT ON --Making sure user only uses either @cols_to_include or @cols_to_exclude IF ((@cols_to_include IS NOT NULL) AND (@cols_to_exclude IS NOT NULL)) BEGIN RAISERROR('Use either @cols_to_include or @cols_to_exclude. Do not use both the parameters at once',16,1) RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Both @cols_to_include and @cols_to_exclude parameters are specified END --Making sure the @cols_to_include and @cols_to_exclude parameters are receiving values in proper format IF ((@cols_to_include IS NOT NULL) AND (PATINDEX('''%''',@cols_to_include) = 0)) BEGIN RAISERROR('Invalid use of @cols_to_include property',16,1) PRINT 'Specify column names surrounded by single quotes and separated by commas' PRINT 'Eg: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_include = "''title_id'',''title''"' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Invalid use of @cols_to_include property END IF ((@cols_to_exclude IS NOT NULL) AND (PATINDEX('''%''',@cols_to_exclude) = 0)) BEGIN RAISERROR('Invalid use of @cols_to_exclude property',16,1) PRINT 'Specify column names surrounded by single quotes and separated by commas' PRINT 'Eg: EXEC sp_generate_inserts titles, @cols_to_exclude = "''title_id'',''title''"' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Invalid use of @cols_to_exclude property END --Checking to see if the database name is specified along wih the table name --Your database context should be local to the table for which you want to generate INSERT statements --specifying the database name is not allowed IF (PARSENAME(@table_name,3)) IS NOT NULL BEGIN RAISERROR('Do not specify the database name. Be in the required database and just specify the table name.',16,1) RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Database name is specified along with the table name, which is not allowed END --Checking for the existence of 'user table' or 'view' --This procedure is not written to work on system tables --To script the data in system tables, just create a view on the system tables and script the view instead IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN IF ((OBJECT_ID(@table_name,'U') IS NULL) AND (OBJECT_ID(@table_name,'V') IS NULL)) BEGIN RAISERROR('User table or view not found.',16,1) PRINT 'You may see this error, if you are not the owner of this table or view. In that case use @owner parameter to specify the owner name.' PRINT 'Make sure you have SELECT permission on that table or view.' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: There is no user table or view with this name END END ELSE BEGIN IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND (TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE' OR TABLE_TYPE = 'VIEW') AND TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) BEGIN RAISERROR('User table or view not found.',16,1) PRINT 'You may see this error, if you are not the owner of this table. In that case use @owner parameter to specify the owner name.' PRINT 'Make sure you have SELECT permission on that table or view.' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: There is no user table or view with this name END END --Variable declarations DECLARE @Column_ID int, @Column_List varchar(8000), @Column_Name varchar(128), @Start_Insert varchar(786), @Data_Type varchar(128), @Actual_Values varchar(8000), --This is the string that will be finally executed to generate INSERT statements @IDN varchar(128) --Will contain the IDENTITY column's name in the table --Variable Initialization SET @IDN = '' SET @Column_ID = 0 SET @Column_Name = '' SET @Column_List = '' SET @Actual_Values = '' IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN SET @Start_Insert = 'INSERT INTO ' + '[' + RTRIM(COALESCE(@target_table,@table_name)) + ']' END ELSE BEGIN SET @Start_Insert = 'INSERT ' + '[' + LTRIM(RTRIM(@owner)) + '].' + '[' + RTRIM(COALESCE(@target_table,@table_name)) + ']' END --To get the first column's ID SELECT @Column_ID = MIN(ORDINAL_POSITION) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS (NOLOCK) WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND (@owner IS NULL OR TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) --Loop through all the columns of the table, to get the column names and their data types WHILE @Column_ID IS NOT NULL BEGIN SELECT @Column_Name = QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME), @Data_Type = DATA_TYPE FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS (NOLOCK) WHERE ORDINAL_POSITION = @Column_ID AND TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND (@owner IS NULL OR TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) IF @cols_to_include IS NOT NULL --Selecting only user specified columns BEGIN IF CHARINDEX( '''' + SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name)-2) + '''',@cols_to_include) = 0 BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END IF @cols_to_exclude IS NOT NULL --Selecting only user specified columns BEGIN IF CHARINDEX( '''' + SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name)-2) + '''',@cols_to_exclude) <> 0 BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END --Making sure to output SET IDENTITY_INSERT ON/OFF in case the table has an IDENTITY column IF (SELECT COLUMNPROPERTY( OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name),SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name) - 2),'IsIdentity')) = 1 BEGIN IF @ommit_identity = 0 --Determing whether to include or exclude the IDENTITY column SET @IDN = @Column_Name ELSE GOTO SKIP_LOOP END --Making sure whether to output computed columns or not IF @ommit_computed_cols = 1 BEGIN IF (SELECT COLUMNPROPERTY( OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name),SUBSTRING(@Column_Name,2,LEN(@Column_Name) - 2),'IsComputed')) = 1 BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END --Tables with columns of IMAGE data type are not supported for obvious reasons IF(@Data_Type in ('image')) BEGIN IF (@ommit_images = 0) BEGIN RAISERROR('Tables with image columns are not supported.',16,1) PRINT 'Use @ommit_images = 1 parameter to generate INSERTs for the rest of the columns.' PRINT 'DO NOT ommit Column List in the INSERT statements. If you ommit column list using @include_column_list=0, the generated INSERTs will fail.' RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: There is a column with image data type END ELSE BEGIN GOTO SKIP_LOOP END END --Determining the data type of the column and depending on the data type, the VALUES part of --the INSERT statement is generated. Care is taken to handle columns with NULL values. Also --making sure, not to lose any data from flot, real, money, smallmomey, datetime columns SET @Actual_Values = @Actual_Values + CASE WHEN @Data_Type IN ('char','varchar','nchar','nvarchar') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + REPLACE(RTRIM(' + @Column_Name + '),'''''''','''''''''''')+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('datetime','smalldatetime') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + RTRIM(CONVERT(char,' + @Column_Name + ',109))+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('uniqueidentifier') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + REPLACE(CONVERT(char(255),RTRIM(' + @Column_Name + ')),'''''''','''''''''''')+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('text','ntext') THEN 'COALESCE('''''''' + REPLACE(CONVERT(char(8000),' + @Column_Name + '),'''''''','''''''''''')+'''''''',''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('binary','varbinary') THEN 'COALESCE(RTRIM(CONVERT(char,' + 'CONVERT(int,' + @Column_Name + '))),''NULL'')' WHEN @Data_Type IN ('timestamp','rowversion') THEN CASE WHEN @include_timestamp = 0 THEN '''DEFAULT''' ELSE 'COALESCE(RTRIM(CONVERT(char,' + 'CONVERT(int,' + @Column_Name + '))),''NULL'')' END WHEN @Data_Type IN ('float','real','money','smallmoney') THEN 'COALESCE(LTRIM(RTRIM(' + 'CONVERT(char, ' + @Column_Name + ',2)' + ')),''NULL'')' ELSE 'COALESCE(LTRIM(RTRIM(' + 'CONVERT(char, ' + @Column_Name + ')' + ')),''NULL'')' END + '+' + ''',''' + ' + ' --Generating the column list for the INSERT statement SET @Column_List = @Column_List + @Column_Name + ',' SKIP_LOOP: --The label used in GOTO SELECT @Column_ID = MIN(ORDINAL_POSITION) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS (NOLOCK) WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name AND ORDINAL_POSITION > @Column_ID AND (@owner IS NULL OR TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner) --Loop ends here! END --To get rid of the extra characters that got concatenated during the last run through the loop SET @Column_List = LEFT(@Column_List,len(@Column_List) - 1) SET @Actual_Values = LEFT(@Actual_Values,len(@Actual_Values) - 6) IF LTRIM(@Column_List) = '' BEGIN RAISERROR('No columns to select. There should at least be one column to generate the output',16,1) RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Looks like all the columns are ommitted using the @cols_to_exclude parameter END --Forming the final string that will be executed, to output the INSERT statements IF (@include_column_list <> 0) BEGIN SET @Actual_Values = 'SELECT ' + CASE WHEN @top IS NULL OR @top < 0 THEN '' ELSE ' TOP ' + LTRIM(STR(@top)) + ' ' END + '''' + RTRIM(@Start_Insert) + ' ''+' + '''(' + RTRIM(@Column_List) + '''+' + ''')''' + ' +''VALUES(''+ ' + @Actual_Values + '+'')''' + ' ' + COALESCE(@from,' FROM ' + CASE WHEN @owner IS NULL THEN '' ELSE '[' + LTRIM(RTRIM(@owner)) + '].' END + '[' + rtrim(@table_name) + ']' + '(NOLOCK)') END ELSE IF (@include_column_list = 0) BEGIN SET @Actual_Values = 'SELECT ' + CASE WHEN @top IS NULL OR @top < 0 THEN '' ELSE ' TOP ' + LTRIM(STR(@top)) + ' ' END + '''' + RTRIM(@Start_Insert) + ' '' +''VALUES(''+ ' + @Actual_Values + '+'')''' + ' ' + COALESCE(@from,' FROM ' + CASE WHEN @owner IS NULL THEN '' ELSE '[' + LTRIM(RTRIM(@owner)) + '].' END + '[' + rtrim(@table_name) + ']' + '(NOLOCK)') END --Determining whether to ouput any debug information IF @debug_mode =1 BEGIN PRINT '/*****START OF DEBUG INFORMATION*****' PRINT 'Beginning of the INSERT statement:' PRINT @Start_Insert PRINT '' PRINT 'The column list:' PRINT @Column_List PRINT '' PRINT 'The SELECT statement executed to generate the INSERTs' PRINT @Actual_Values PRINT '' PRINT '*****END OF DEBUG INFORMATION*****/' PRINT '' END PRINT '--INSERTs generated by ''sp_generate_inserts'' stored procedure written by Vyas' PRINT '--Build number: 22' PRINT '--Problems/Suggestions? Contact Vyas @ vyaskn@hotmail.com' PRINT '--http://vyaskn.tripod.com' PRINT '' PRINT 'SET NOCOUNT ON' PRINT '' --Determining whether to print IDENTITY_INSERT or not IF (@IDN <> '') BEGIN PRINT 'SET IDENTITY_INSERT ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + QUOTENAME(@table_name) + ' ON' PRINT 'GO' PRINT '' END IF @disable_constraints = 1 AND (OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name, 'U') IS NOT NULL) BEGIN IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' NOCHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to disable constraints temporarily' END ELSE BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(@owner) + '.' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' NOCHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to disable constraints temporarily' END PRINT 'GO' END PRINT '' PRINT 'PRINT ''Inserting values into ' + '[' + RTRIM(COALESCE(@target_table,@table_name)) + ']' + '''' --All the hard work pays off here!!! You'll get your INSERT statements, when the next line executes! EXEC (@Actual_Values) PRINT 'PRINT ''Done''' PRINT '' IF @disable_constraints = 1 AND (OBJECT_ID(QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + @table_name, 'U') IS NOT NULL) BEGIN IF @owner IS NULL BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' CHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to enable the previously disabled constraints' END ELSE BEGIN SELECT 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(@owner) + '.' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@target_table, @table_name)) + ' CHECK CONSTRAINT ALL' AS '--Code to enable the previously disabled constraints' END PRINT 'GO' END PRINT '' IF (@IDN <> '') BEGIN PRINT 'SET IDENTITY_INSERT ' + QUOTENAME(COALESCE(@owner,USER_NAME())) + '.' + QUOTENAME(@table_name) + ' OFF' PRINT 'GO' END PRINT 'SET NOCOUNT OFF' SET NOCOUNT OFF RETURN 0 --Success. We are done! END GO PRINT 'Created the procedure' GO --Mark procedure as system object EXEC sys.sp_MS_marksystemobject sp_generate_inserts GO PRINT 'Granting EXECUTE permission on sp_generate_inserts to all users' GRANT EXEC ON sp_generate_inserts TO public SET NOCOUNT OFF GO PRINT 'Done'


        
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