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Database.Script Method

Generates a Transact-SQL script that can be used to re-create the database.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

public final function Script() : StringCollection

Return Value

Type: StringCollection
A StringCollection system object value that contains a list of Transact-SQL statements in the script.

Implements

IScriptable.Script()

The Script method generates a set of Transact-SQL statements that are used to create the database. This method generates a script that can be used to create the database only. The whole database, including dependent objects such as tables, can be scripted by using the Scripter object. The generated script might contain undocumented, internal procedures, which are required for the complete script output.

VB

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Reference the AdventureWorks2012 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012")
'Define a Scripter object and set the required scripting options.
Dim scrp As Scripter
scrp = New Scripter(srv)
scrp.Options.ScriptDrops = False
scrp.Options.WithDependencies = True
'Iterate through the tables in database and script each one. Display the script.
'Note that the StringCollection type needs the System.Collections.Specialized namespace to be included.
Dim tb As Table
Dim smoObjects(1) As Urn
For Each tb In db.Tables
    smoObjects = New Urn(0) {}
    smoObjects(0) = tb.Urn
    If tb.IsSystemObject = False Then
        Dim sc As StringCollection
        sc = scrp.Script(smoObjects)
        Dim st As String
        For Each st In sc
            Console.WriteLine(st)
        Next
    End If
Next

PowerShell

$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")

$scrp = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Scripter($srv)
$scrp.Options.ScriptDrops = $FALSE
$scrp.Options.WithDependencies = $TRUE

Foreach ($tb in $db.Tables)
{
   $smoObjects = $tb.Urn
   If ($tb.IsSystemObject -eq $FALSE)
   {
      $sc = $scrp.Script($smoObjects)
      Foreach ($st in $sc)
      {
      Write-Host $st
      }
   }
}
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