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How to copy a table structure and data to a different server?


How to copy a table structure and data to a different server?

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Blair Dee-474691
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I am wondering if there is a simple command I can run to copy a table structure and its data from one SQL server to another. I am connected to both servers in SSMS and I know I can do a select into to do this to a different database on the same server but is something like this possible if i want to create the table on another server?
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You can use the Export wizard?



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keeping it simple - right click on database - tasks - export data

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thanks for the replies - that would definitely be nice and easy but unfortunately i dont have that option when I right click.
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is it there but greyed out?

what permissions do you have?

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no its just not there. I think I have the free version of the management studio.
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there is a very handy free plug in for SSMS here:

http://www.ssmsToolsPack.com

one of the options is to right click on a table in Object Explorer>>SSMS Tools>>Generate Insert Statements



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hey thanks for the tip. I did download and install that and it looks like it will generate the script to copy the data over but it does not create the script to actually create the table structure. any ideas for that?
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Blair Dee-474691 (4/29/2013)
hey thanks for the tip. I did download and install that and it looks like it will generate the script to copy the data over but it does not create the script to actually create the table structure. any ideas for that?


ok that part is the easiest: Scripting the DDL for any object is already built into SSMS:



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I tried that before and it kept giving me an error when I ran the create code on the new server. For some reason I had to remove the bit that created the PK. Once I did that it was fine. THen I just went into design mode and created the PK where it should be.

Thanks for the tips.
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