Scripting a Table
SQL Server Management Studio can create scripts to select, insert, update, and delete tables, and to create, alter, drop, or execute stored procedures.
Sometimes you want a script with multiple options, such as drop a procedure and then create a procedure, or create a table then alter a table. To create combined scripts, save the first script to a Query Editor window and the second to the clipboard so you can paste it into the window after the first script.
To create the insert script for a table
In Object Explorer, expand your server, expand Databases, expand AdventureWorks, expand Tables, right-click HumanResources.Employee, and then point to Script Table As.
The shortcut menu has six scripting options: CREATE To, DROP To, SELECT To, INSERT To, UPDATE To, and DELETE To. Point to UPDATE To, and then click New Query Editor Window.
A new Query Editor window opens, makes a connection, and presents the entire update statement.
This exercise demonstrates how the scripting feature can do more than just script the creation of a table or stored procedure. This new feature can help you quickly add data manipulation scripts to your project and easily script execution of stored procedures. This can be a big timesaver for tables and procedures with many fields.