Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tool: Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.1

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I was experimenting around with some starter kits, and I came across this good, free tool - Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.1. Basically, it can write a database schema, and data, to a sql script. I think it has a command line API too!


I found this useful when trying to deal with some database in a starter kit that I couldn't access outside of Visual Studio. I wanted to be able to script and extend it. It was in an ASP.Net 2.0 app_data folder. I'm sure there was a way around it, but this approach seemed so much faster for me. I scripted the database, and then re-ran the script in SQL Studio, and changed the db connection strings to that new database.

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