SQL Server Generate Database Script

This post is showing you how to generate the scripts for all the database structure in a SQL Server.

You can right click the database in SQL Server Management Studio for sure but in that way you can only generate the scripts for one database at a time.

Using the code below you are able to generate all the database at one time.

void GenerateDBScript(string strSQLServer, Server server)


    StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(strSQLServer + “.sql”);

    Scripter scripter = new Scripter(server);

    Database myAdventureWorks = server.Databases[strSQLServer];

    Urn[] DatabaseURNs = new Urn[] { myAdventureWorks.Urn };

    StringCollection scriptCollection = scripter.Script(DatabaseURNs);

    ScriptingOptions scriptOptions = new ScriptingOptions();

    scriptOptions.ScriptDrops = true;

    scriptOptions.IncludeIfNotExists = true;

    foreach (Table myTable in myAdventureWorks.Tables)


        StringCollection tableScripts = myTable.Script(scriptOptions);

        foreach (string script in tableScripts)


        tableScripts = myTable.Script();

        foreach (string script in tableScripts)

            sw.WriteLine(script);    }



To call the code above using the code in the main method below.

void Main(string[] args)


    string strServer = “”;

    string strUid = “sa”;

    string strPwd = “password”;

    string strDb = “Dashboard15”;

    string strconn = “Data Source=” + strServer +

    “;Initial Catalog= “ + strDb +

    “;User ID=” + strUid +

    “;Password=” + strPwd;

    SQLUtils.CreateeDB(strconn, “c:\\database”, “ExpIncPm”);


The code above is located at https://github.com/chanmmn/SQLUtilities/tree/master/ConAppGenerateScriptsForAllDBs.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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