- Expand a server group, and then expand a server.
- Expand Databases, right-click the database to script, point to All Tasks, and then click Generate SQL Scripts.
- On the General tab, select the database objects to script. By default, all objects in the database are scripted.
- On the Formatting tab, select from the script formatting options:
- Generate the CREATE <object> command for each object so that each object to be scripted is explicitly created using its existing definition. This is selected by default.
- Generate the DROP <object> command for each object so that a DROP statement is added to the script for each object to be scripted. This is selected by default.
Caution When executed, this causes any existing objects in the database (where the script is executed with the same name as objects listed in the script) to be deleted first.
- Generate scripts for all dependent objects so that all objects in the database which are needed to create the objects listed in the script are included automatically in the script if not already selected.
- Include descriptive headers in the script files so that a comment is added to the file for each object listed in the script.
- On the Options tab, select the security-related, table-related, and script file-related options.
- On the General tab, click Preview to view a preview of the generated script.