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How to undo Drop Table Statement


How to undo Drop Table Statement

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I’ve accidentally executed DROP TABLE statement tables and I lost all the data, is there a way I can retrieve my data back?
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Restore a backup. I hope you have backups.


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There's no undo command unfortunately!
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Fetch your latest backup, restore it as a new database, generate the table definition, execute it on the original database, copy the data over.

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I don't have a backup
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hoseam (10/18/2013)
I don't have a backup


Sorry to hear that.
Let this be an incentive to implement a backup plan.


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hoseam (10/18/2013)
I don't have a backup


Then you cannot get the table back. I hope this was not production...

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Alternatively, petition for the UNDROP TABLE command to be introduced in SQL Server 2016.

Hope you found a way to get the table recreated from somewhere.

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Richard Warr (10/18/2013)
Alternatively, petition for the UNDROP TABLE command to be introduced in SQL Server 2016.


UNDROP is not ISO compliant. PICKUP TABLE is what you want to lobby for.

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hoseam (10/18/2013)
I don't have a backup


Is it also safe to assume that you have no snapshots? Or a copy of the database somewhere else that you can copy the data from, maybe a test environment?
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