Friday, July 9, 2010

SSMS Tools Pack – Handy SQL Server Management Studio Utilities

swiss army knife I ran across the SSMSToolsPack while reading the comments from a post on dynamically generating CRUD Stored Procedures. It has some other nice features like saving snapshots of the execution plan to the clipboard.

It can also generate data insert statements from query resultsets, tables, or a database. That can be pretty handy for a number of reasons like:

  • populating lookup tables in the initial deploy scripts of a new application or application update where a lookup table is added
  • dropping tables and recreating test data for testing installation scripts and application testing


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