Generate Database Scripts With Data In SQL Server

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Select_Option

In this post we will discuss about how we can generate SQL Server scripts of our database with existing data, once we generate the script, the result will give you all the insert query with other queries so that the data also will get inserted in your new database. We are going to use the option ‘Schema and data’ in SQL server for this task. I hope the screen shots given will help you generate the script with insert queries.

Background

I was working with an article which has so many database transactions/actions. So I thought of attaching the database scripts with data also in the source code download section of the article, so that it may help user to insert the data in his/her database. That made me to write this article. I hope you will like this.

Steps To Generate Database Scripts With Data In SQL Server

Step 1

Right click on your database and select Task -> generate script.

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Select_Option

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Select_Option

Step 2

Click next in the introduction screen.

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Inroduction

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Inroduction

Step 3

Select the database object which you are all you need and then click next.

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Select_Database_Objects

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Select_Database_Objects

Step 4

Now you will be shown a window which asks you about how your script should be published.

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Publish_Options

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Publish_Options

Click advanced in that window.

Step 5

Select ‘Schema and data’ from type of data to script option and then click OK.

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Advanced

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Advanced

Click next.

Step 6

Click finish, now check the script file, it must be having the insert queries too.

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Finish

Database_Scripts_With_Data_Finish

Now what else is pending, go ahead and run your script.

Conclusion

Did I miss anything that you may think which is needed? Have you ever wanted to do this requirement? Could you find this post as useful? I hope you liked this article. Please share me your valuable suggestions and feedback.

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Sibeesh Venu

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