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stahorse
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Posted - 02/06/2014 :  03:37:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi

I have this query;

select c.name
FROM sys.tables AS t
INNER JOIN sys.columns c
ON t.OBJECT_ID = c.OBJECT_ID
where t.name= 'Hosea_tblDATA_NOTES'and c.is_identity = 0
order by column_id

and I get these results;

NOTE_ID
NOTE_DESCRIPTION
NOTE_TEXT
NOTE_STATUS
NOTE_STARTDATE
NOTE_ENDDATE
NOTE_AUTHOR
NOTE_LASTUPDATE

I was thinking if it is possible to create a table from the results of this query, my table name(in this case 'Hosea_tblDATA_NOTES') will be a parameter, that whatever table name I pass, with the results I get I will be able to create another table, assuming all data types are varchars, but it should be generic.


I want to create a new table with the about of that query, that output has to be my columns. Help please, or advise.

Edited by - stahorse on 02/06/2014 04:10:00

TG
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Posted - 02/06/2014 :  10:29:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you can easily create a table from the results of a SELECT by using SELECT INTO. The datatypes will be implicitly determined by the underlying data.

SELECT <column List>
INTO <newTableName>
FROM <from clause>
WHERE <where clause>

And you should use the information.schema views rather than system tables:

select column_name
from   information_schema.columns
where  table_name = @tableName
and    columnProperty(object_id(table_name), column_name, 'isidentity') = 0
order by ordinal_position



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