How to get an SQL Statement that would clone a table with data?

  • Hello,

    I have a table and would like to clone it. I have an admin access to SQL queries. No access to Visual Studio.

    Ideally I would like to name the table in a VB dot net and it would generate a flat file like .sql. This file will containt the create table with the properties of the table and the data.

    Have you ever done something like this? Is it feasable?

    Thanks

  • This link shows you how to use SMO to generate the CREATE TABLE script.

    If you haven't even tried to resolve your issue, please don't expect the hard-working volunteers here to waste their time providing links to answers which you could easily have found yourself.

  • Phil Parkin wrote:

    This link shows you how to use SMO to generate the CREATE TABLE script.

    I wish they'd build stuff like "GenTableScript" and "GenIndexScript" into SQL Server.  It would make life a whole lot easier for me.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    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.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

  • If you right click the table in SSMS you can "Script Table as..." to generate a CREATE TABLE script.

    Then if you right click the table you can generate an INSERT script  then a SELECT script.

    You can also right click on the indexes and script them to add to your script.

    If you do a minor bit of editing you can make a script:

    CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table2](
    [col1] [varchar](65) NULL,
    [col2] [bit] NOT NULL,
    [col3] [tinyint] NOT NULL
    ) ON [PRIMARY]
    GO
    INSERT INTO [dbo].[Table2]
    ([col1]
    ,[col2]
    ,[col3])
    SELECT [col1]
    ,[col2]
    ,[col3]
    FROM [dbo].[Table1]
    GO

     

  • Yep... if they can make stuff like that clickable, why can't they make it codeable?  The answer is, they can but haven't,

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    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.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

  • Jeff Moden wrote:

    Yep... if they can make stuff like that clickable, why can't they make it codeable?  The answer is, they can but haven't,

    Yes, that would be a good enhancement to SSMS, I don't know why they haven't done it after all these years.

    There is a stored procedure I sometimes use to export data from a table in SQL format if you want to insert the data onto another database. I'm not sure who wrote it but it seems to work well:

    -- ***********************************************************************************************************
    -- Procedure: INFGenerateInserts
    --
    -- 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.
    --
    -- 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 INFGenerateInserts '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 INFGenerateInserts 'titles', @include_column_list = 0
    --
    -- Example 3: To generate INSERT statements for 'titlesCopy' table from 'titles' table:
    --
    -- EXEC INFGenerateInserts '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 INFGenerateInserts '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 INFGenerateInserts 'titles', @include_timestamp = 1
    --
    -- Example 6: To print the debug information:
    --
    -- EXEC INFGenerateInserts '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 INFGenerateInserts 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 INFGenerateInserts 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 INFGenerateInserts mytable, @ommit_identity = 1
    --
    -- Example 10: To generate INSERT statements for the TOP 10 rows in the table:
    --
    -- EXEC INFGenerateInserts mytable, @top = 10
    --
    -- Example 11: To generate INSERT statements with only those columns you want:
    --
    -- EXEC INFGenerateInserts titles, @cols_to_include = "'title','title_id','au_id'"
    --
    -- Example 12: To generate INSERT statements by omitting certain columns:
    --
    -- EXEC INFGenerateInserts 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 INFGenerateInserts titles, @disable_constraints = 1
    --
    -- Example 14: To exclude computed columns from the INSERT statement:
    -- EXEC INFGenerateInserts MyTable, @ommit_computed_cols = 1
    -- ***********************************************************************************************************
    ALTER PROC [dbo].[INFGenerateInserts]
    (
    @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

    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
    --END IF

    --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 INFGenerateInserts titles, @cols_to_include = "''title_id'',''title''"'
    RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Invalid use of @cols_to_include property
    END
    --END IF

    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 INFGenerateInserts titles, @cols_to_exclude = "''title_id'',''title''"'
    RETURN -1 --Failure. Reason: Invalid use of @cols_to_exclude property
    END
    --END IF

    --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
    --END IF

    --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 IF
    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 IF
    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
    --END IF

    --To get the first column's ID

    SELECT @Column_ID = Min(ORDINAL_POSITION)
    FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WITH (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 WITH (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
    --END IF

    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
    --END IF

    --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
    --END IF

    --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
    --END IF

    --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 IF
    END
    --END IF

    -- 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(' + @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 + '+' + ''',''' + ' + '
    --END SET
    --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 WITH (NOLOCK)
    WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name
    AND ORDINAL_POSITION > @Column_ID
    AND (@owner IS NULL
    OR TABLE_SCHEMA = @owner)
    --Loop ends here!
    END
    --END WHILE

    --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
    --END IF

    --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) + ']' + 'WITH (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) + ']' + 'WITH (NOLOCK)')
    END
    --END IF

    --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
    --END IF

    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
    --END IF


    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
    --END IF

    PRINT ''
    PRINT 'PRINT ''Inserting values into ' + '[' + RTrim(Coalesce(@target_table,@table_name)) + ']' + ''''

    CREATE TABLE #temp
    (
    x varchar(Max)
    )

    INSERT INTO #temp
    EXEC (@Actual_Values)

    DECLARE myCursor CURSOR FOR
    SELECT x FROM #temp
    --All the hard work pays off here!!! You'll get your INSERT statements, when the next line executes!
    DECLARE @InsertLine varchar(Max)

    OPEN myCursor

    FETCH NEXT
    FROM myCursor
    INTO @InsertLine

    WHILE @@Fetch_Status = 0
    BEGIN
    PRINT @InsertLine

    FETCH NEXT
    FROM myCursor
    INTO @InsertLine
    END
    --END WHILE

    -- Close and deallocate the cursor
    CLOSE myCursor
    DEALLOCATE myCursor

    DROP TABLE #temp

    -- 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'
    PRINT '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'
    PRINT '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
    --END IF

    PRINT ''
    IF (@IDN <> '')
    BEGIN
    PRINT 'SET IDENTITY_INSERT ' + QuoteName(Coalesce(@owner,User_Name())) + '.' + QuoteName(@table_name) + ' OFF'
    PRINT 'GO'
    PRINT 'DBCC CHECKIDENT (' + QuoteName(@table_name) + ', RESEED)'
    PRINT 'GO'
    END
    --END IF

    PRINT 'SET NOCOUNT OFF'

    SET NOCOUNT OFF
    RETURN 0 --Success. We are done!
    END

     

  • Heh... lordy.  That's a snoot full of code.  Thanks, Jonathan.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    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.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

  • Jeff Moden wrote:

    Heh... lordy.  That's a snoot full of code.  Thanks, Jonathan.

    Yes, lots of code and it's not my style of writing code so I haven't done much with it.

  • Thanks everyone for your help. I will try to digest all that information and come back to you in few weeks. I have holidays from today 🙂

    I will test this massive script. I liked the "Results can be unpredictable with huge text columns". What is huge? Above 50 columsn or Above 50 characters into the text field? That will cause issues for Base64 data stored!

    Thanks again!

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