problem with EnumObjects in powershell/SMO script

  • Rob 8503

    SSC Enthusiast

    Points: 160

    I have a code like this

    $objectTypeFlags = [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::All -bxor (
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::Certificate +
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::DatabaseRole +
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::ExtendedStoredProcedure +
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::MessageType +
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::ServiceBroker +
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::ServiceContract +
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::ServiceQueue +
       [long][Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabaseObjectTypes]::ServiceRoute +

    #and we store them in a datatable
    $d = New-Object (“System.Data.DataTable”)

    #get everything except the information schema, system views, and some other extra items


    $d = $db.EnumObjects($objectTypeFlags) |
      Where-Object {
       $_.Schema -ne “sys” -and
       $_.Name -ne “sys” -and
       $_.Schema -ne “information_schema” -and
       $_.Name -ne “information_schema” -and
       $_.Schema -notlike “db_*” -and
       $_.Name -notlike “db_*” -and
       $_.Name -notlike “sp_*diagram*” -and
       $_.Name -ne “fn_diagramobjects” -and
       $_.Name -ne “sysdiagrams” -and
       $_.Schema -ne “guest” -and
       $_.Name -ne “guest” }

    that gives me this error:

    Exception calling “EnumObjects” with “1” argument(s): “Enum objects failed for Database ‘UDW_DATA_DICTIONARY’. “
    At C:\scripts\GenerateSqlScripts.ps1:156 char:1
    + $d = $db.EnumObjects($objectTypeFlags) |
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo    : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FailedOperationException

    the variable $objectTypeFlags=35184237809365
    line 156 where the error occurs is 
    $d = $db.EnumObjects($objectTypeFlags) |

    also find attached the entire script that i run like this

    .\GenerateSqlScripts.ps1 UDW_DATA_DICTIONARY C:\scripts\udwsqldev02\udw_data_dictionary

  • ssaari 68644

    Valued Member

    Points: 73

    May I please ask, did this ever run successfully? Dumb question: Are you running as a user that has rights to all database objects?

    I would comment out all but one or two flags and uncomment one at a time to reveal what exactly breaks. It might help to add $ to the output to see what’s executing.

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