How to generate Insert statement for MS SQL Server Database Table

This short article shows you how to generate Insert statement for the database table that you want to do an Insert in MS SQL Server.

I write this article because there are questions asking about this in msdn forums.

For this article I am using MS SQL Server Management Studio. Expand the database node until you see the database table you want to do the Insert operation.

Right click on the database table. choose Script Table as -> INSERT to -> New Query Editor Windows.


The example the I used is the Products table from Northwind database. So, you will get the statement belong in the Query Editor Windows. Do put in the proper values to insert.

INSERT INTO [dbo].[Products]











           (<ProductName, nvarchar(40),>

           ,<SupplierID, int,>

           ,<CategoryID, int,>

           ,<QuantityPerUnit, nvarchar(20),>

           ,<UnitPrice, money,>

           ,<UnitsInStock, smallint,>

           ,<UnitsOnOrder, smallint,>

           ,<ReorderLevel, smallint,>

           ,<Discontinued, bit,>)


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