I am using sql server 2008 management studio and i want to migrate my table to a different database server

Is there any way to export the data as an insert in a sql script? ?

Best Answer

In ssms in the object explorer, right click on the database, right-click and pick "tasks" and then "generate scripts".

This will allow you to generate scripts for a single or all tables and one option is script data If you set this to true the wizard will generate a script with an into statement for your data

If using 2008 R2 or 2012 it is called something else, see screenshot below this one

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2008 R2 or later eg 2012

Select "types of data to script" which can be "data only", "schema and data" or "schema only" - the default).

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And then there's a " SSMS Addin " Package on Codeplex (including source) which promises pretty much the same functionality and a few more (like quick find etc.)

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