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Options (SQL Server Object Explorer/Scripting Page)

Use this page to set scripting options that apply to the following commands on object context menus in Object Explorer:

  • Edit commands for user tables and views.

  • Script <object> as commands for user-created objects.

  • Modify command for user-created objects.

  • This page also sets the scripting option defaults for the Generate SQL Server Script Wizard.

The Edit and Modify commands might produce results that are different from the Script <object> as command for the same option setting. The Edit and Modify commands are designed to modify objects in the current database during a Query Editor session. The Script <object> as command is designed to generate a script so that it can be used later to create objects.

Specify scripting options by selecting from the available settings in the list to the right of each option.

General Scripting Options

Delimit individual statements

Separates individual Transact-SQL statements by using a batch separator. To change the default batch separator for Query Editor, select Tools/Options/Query Execution/SQL Server/General/Batch separator. Default is False. For more information, see GO (Transact-SQL).

Include descriptive headers

Adds descriptive comments to the script by separating the script into sections for each object. Default is True. For more information, see /*...*/ (Comment) (Transact-SQL).

Include vardecimal options

Includes the vardecimal storage options. Default is False. For more information, see and sp_db_vardecimal_storage_format (Transact-SQL).

Script change tracking

Includes change tracking information in the script.

Script for server version

Creates a script that can be run on the selected version of SQL Server. Features that are new in SQL Server 2014 cannot be scripted for earlier versions. Some scripts that are created for SQL Server 2014 cannot be executed on servers that are running on an earlier version of SQL Server, or on a database that has an earlier database compatibility level setting.

Script full-text catalogs

Includes a script for full-text catalogs. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG (Transact-SQL).

Script USE <database>

Adds the USE DATABASE statement to the script to create database objects in the context of the current Object Explorer database. When the script is expected for use in a different database, select False to omit. Default is True. For more information, see USE (Transact-SQL).

Object Scripting Options

Generate script for dependent objects

Generates a script for additional objects that are required when the script for the selected object is executed. Default is False.

Include If NOT EXISTS clause

Includes a statement to check that each object does not exist in the database before trying to create the object. Default is False. For more information, see IF...ELSE (Transact-SQL) and EXISTS (Transact-SQL).

Schema qualify object names

Qualifies object names with the object schema. Default is False. For more information, see Create a Database Schema.

Script extended properties

Includes extended properties in the script if the object has extended properties. Default is False. For more information, see sp_addextendedproperty (Transact-SQL).

Script owner

Includes the owner in the generated script. Default is False.

Script permissions

Includes permissions on database objects in the script. Default is True. For more information, see Permissions (Database Engine).

Table/View Options

The following options apply only to scripts for tables or views.

Convert user-defined data types to base types

Converts user-defined data types to the base types from which they were created. Use True when the source database user-defined data types do not exist in the database where the script will be run. Use False to keep the user-defined data types. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE TYPE (Transact-SQL).

Generate SET ANSI PADDING commands

Adds the SET ANSI_PADDING statement before and after each CREATE TABLE statement. Default is True. For more information, see SET ANSI_PADDING (Transact-SQL).

Include collation

Includes collation in column definition. Default is True. For more information, see Collation and Unicode Support.

Include IDENTITY property

Includes definitions for IDENTITY seed and IDENTITY increment. Default is True. For more information, see IDENTITY (Property) (Transact-SQL).

Schema qualify foreign key references

Adds the schema name to table references for FOREIGN KEY constraints. Default is True.

Script bound defaults and rules

Includes the sp_bindefault and sp_bindrule binding stored procedure calls. Default is True. For more information, see sp_bindefault (Transact-SQL) and sp_bindrule (Transact-SQL).

Script CHECK constraints

Adds CHECK constraints to the script. Default is True.

Script defaults

Includes column default values in the script. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE DEFAULT (Transact-SQL).

Script file groups

Specifies the filegroup in the ON clause for table definitions. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE TABLE (SQL Server).

Script foreign keys

Includes FOREIGN KEY constraints in the script. Default is False.

Script full-text indexes

Includes full-text indexes in the script. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE FULLTEXT INDEX (Transact-SQL).

Script indexes

Includes clustered, nonclustered, and XML indexes in the script. Default is True. For more information, see CREATE INDEX (Transact-SQL).

Script partition schemes

Includes table partitioning schemes in the script. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE PARTITION SCHEME (Transact-SQL).

Script primary keys

Includes Primary and Foreign Key Constraints in the script. Default is True.

Script statistics

Includes user-defined statistics in the script. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE STATISTICS (Transact-SQL).

Script triggers

Include triggers in the script. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE TRIGGER (Transact-SQL).

Script unique keys

Includes Unique Constraints and Check Constraints in the script. Default is False.

Script view columns

Declares view columns in view headers. Default is False. For more information, see CREATE VIEW (Transact-SQL).

ScriptDriIncludeSystemNames

Includes system generated constraint names to enforce declarative referential integrity. Default is False. For more information, see REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS (Transact-SQL).

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