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Run all .sql files (scripts) in project (SQL Server 2005 SP2)

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Hello,

I've run as many keyword combinations searching for this as I can
think of, but cannot find a simple answer.

The situation: I have a database that is mid-conversion/redevelopment.
I frequently rebuild my dev copy from the production version, which
requires a bunch of DDL script, and then adding in all the stored
procedures necessary to the new version only. Each sp may have changed
since the last time it was run, so I can't exactly keep them all
concatenated in a single file or anything like that.

So the only way I can see to execute each and every one of these saved
script files is to open it up in SSMS and hit F5 for execute. This is
a silly waste of time, it seems to me, and hardly foolproof. Is there
not some simple way to run every script in a project? What purpose
does a project serve, otherwise?

(Worth mentioning that the tool I found here
http://www.codeproject.com/useritems...riptRunner.asp does not
seem to work.)

Thanks in advance.

Aug 22 '07 #1
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downwitch (do*******@gmail.com) writes:
I've run as many keyword combinations searching for this as I can
think of, but cannot find a simple answer.

The situation: I have a database that is mid-conversion/redevelopment.
I frequently rebuild my dev copy from the production version, which
requires a bunch of DDL script, and then adding in all the stored
procedures necessary to the new version only. Each sp may have changed
since the last time it was run, so I can't exactly keep them all
concatenated in a single file or anything like that.

So the only way I can see to execute each and every one of these saved
script files is to open it up in SSMS and hit F5 for execute. This is
a silly waste of time, it seems to me, and hardly foolproof. Is there
not some simple way to run every script in a project? What purpose
does a project serve, otherwise?
SQL code should be kept under source control, just likely any other code,
and deployment should be done from the version-control system.

Having said that, there are a couple of options you consider. One is
SQL Compare from Red Gate, although they currently have no direct support
for Source Control. The latest version supports comparing a database to
folder structure on disk, though.

A much more simple-minded way is to get a list of all stored procedures
you need to load. Put that in a text file, and then use a text editor
with good find-replace capabilities to transform the list to a BAT
file that runs SQLCMD to load the files. Just make sure that you run
SQLCMD with the -I option, so that you run with QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON.
--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, es****@sommarskog.se

Books Online for SQL Server 2005 at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...ads/books.mspx
Books Online for SQL Server 2000 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinf...ons/books.mspx
Aug 22 '07 #2

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On Aug 22, 5:52 pm, Erland Sommarskog <esq...@sommarskog.sewrote:
downwitch (downwi...@gmail.com) writes:
I've run as many keyword combinations searching for this as I can
think of, but cannot find a simple answer.
The situation: I have a database that is mid-conversion/redevelopment.
I frequently rebuild my dev copy from the production version, which
requires a bunch of DDL script, and then adding in all the stored
procedures necessary to the new version only. Each sp may have changed
since the last time it was run, so I can't exactly keep them all
concatenated in a single file or anything like that.
So the only way I can see to execute each and every one of these saved
script files is to open it up in SSMS and hit F5 for execute. This is
a silly waste of time, it seems to me, and hardly foolproof. Is there
not some simple way to run every script in a project? What purpose
does a project serve, otherwise?

SQLcode should be kept under source control, just likely any other code,
and deployment should be done from the version-control system.

Having said that, there are a couple of options you consider. One isSQLComparefrom Red Gate, although they currently have no direct support
for Source Control. The latest version supports comparing a database to
folder structure on disk, though.

A much more simple-minded way is to get a list of all stored procedures
you need to load. Put that in a text file, and then use a text editor
with good find-replace capabilities to transform the list to a BAT
file that runs SQLCMD to load the files. Just make sure that you run
SQLCMD with the -I option, so that you run with QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON.

--
Erland Sommarskog,SQLServerMVP, esq...@sommarskog.se

Books Online forSQLServer2005 athttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/downloads/books...
Books Online forSQLServer2000 athttp://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/previousversions/books.mspx- Hide quoted text -

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downwitch - we have a new product that will be released in the next
few days, xSQL Builder that allows you to create a database deployment
package which between other things allows you to specify a folder
where you can have all the scripts you want to run before the database
synchronization takes place and also you can specify a folder where
all your post synchronization scripts are. The application will run
all those scripts on one big transaction and log everything.

Email us at our support address @ xsqlsoftware.com and we will send
you the pre-release build so you can give it a try.

Thanks,
JC
xSQL Software
http://www.xsqlsoftware.com

Aug 23 '07 #3

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On Aug 22, 11:24 am, downwitch <downwi...@gmail.comwrote:
Hello,

I've run as many keyword combinations searching for this as I can
think of, but cannot find a simple answer.

The situation: I have a database that is mid-conversion/redevelopment.
I frequently rebuild my dev copy from the production version, which
requires a bunch of DDL script, and then adding in all the stored
procedures necessary to the new version only. Each sp may have changed
since the last time it was run, so I can't exactly keep them all
concatenated in a single file or anything like that.

So the only way I can see to execute each and every one of these saved
script files is to open it up in SSMS and hit F5 for execute. This is
a silly waste of time, it seems to me, and hardly foolproof. Is there
not some simple way to run every script in a project? What purpose
does a project serve, otherwise?

(Worth mentioning that the tool I found herehttp://www.codeproject.com/useritems/SSMSScriptRunner.aspdoes not
seem to work.)

Thanks in advance.
Hello downwitch,

xSQL Software has just released a free utility, xSQL Script Executor,
that allows you to run multiple T-SQL scripts at once - you can choose
individual scripts or whole folders and run them all. You can choose
to wrap all scripts in one big transaction or not, you can call it
from the command line etc. Check it out at:
http://www.xsqlsoftware.com/Product/...orDetails.aspx

Thanks,
JC
xSQL Software
http://www.xsqlsoftware.com
Sep 4 '07 #4

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