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Optimize Character Field Usage

This stored procedure was designed to scan all your character based columns in a particular database and show the minimum, maximum and average data length. As well as give an efficiency rating of the data stored. Input: None Output: Table name, Column name, Defined datatype and length, Average length of data for that column, Minimum […]

2001-08-10

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Email using CDONTS (via smtp)

Here is a very basic example script for sending emails via CDONTS. This comes from the sqlmag web-site forum. Although fine, remember that it will use the local SMTP server to forward emails onto the destination user. If your servers smtp process can not reach an exchange/group-wise/other mail box on your network, then this code […]

2001-08-09

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Generate Insert Statements Easily

This script will generate insert statements for the given tables. You can pass the tables names, separated by commas, into sp_DataAsInsCommand stored procedure as in the example below: EXEC sp_DataAsInsCommand 'employee,titleauthor,pub_info' Updated on 5/25/01 to correct an issue with columns that are short like a column defined as char(1), to correct another issue with the […]

3 (9)

2001-08-09

4,570 reads

Drop all Connections from a Database

On development servers, at times there is a need for dropping and renaming database(s). These scripts can be used for achieving these tasks. The usp_DropDB script will kill the connections to the database and then drop the database. It takes care of the space in the database name, if any and also makes sure that […]

5 (2)

2001-08-08

3,841 reads

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