Cursors, loops and dSQL fall under the last choice column but this is one of those cases...
For tables you would do this:
EXEC sp_MSforeachtable'SELECT TOP 1 * FROM ?'
BWAA-HAAA!!!! Oh, be careful now, Alan. You've just stated perhaps one of the greatest oxymorons of them all. Have you ever looked under the hood of sp_MSForEachTable? It's a monstorous LOOP! ;-)
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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