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A Script A Day - Day 13 - Chris' Top Tip - Batches

2012/02/21

Today’s post is pretty cool.  So you have been reading up about something on the World Wide Web or you want to test something that has come to light, you create a table and want to insert a million records.  In the past I imagine some of you have used a cursor or while loop like I have, that is until I came across this.

You can specify how many executions of a batch SSMS will run by passing a number after the batch separator.  So in the example below 1 million records will be inserted into the TopTip Table!  Now SSMS highlights the 1000000 as a syntax error but it does work. 

Go on give it a try!

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*/
-- Change database context
USE DatabaseNameHere;
GO

-- Supress messages
SET NOCOUNT ON

-- Create test table
IF NOT EXISTS(SELECT 1 FROM sys.tables where name = 'TopTip')
CREATE TABLE TopTip
(
      TopTipID INT IDENTITY (1,1),
      Col1 VARCHAR(100),
      Col2 VARCHAR(100),
      Col3 VARCHAR(100),
      Col4 VARCHAR (100),
);
GO

-- Now this is the cool bit!!!
INSERT INTO TopTip (Col1,Col2,Col3,Col4)
VALUES ('This', 'Is', 'Cool!','asaADSFHKUASASDFJ9IEW8R934HR4C398T0WMCRWPEOKCPMO3R');
GO 1000000

Enjoy!

Chris

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