Sql Server Remove all tables

This post shows you how to remove all the tables in a database. Sometime you just need to refresh all the table but you don’t want to keep deleting and creating the same database. The sql statements below work for me.

DECLARE @sql NVARCHAR(max)=

SELECT @sql +=
‘ Drop table ‘
+
QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA)
+
‘.’+
QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME)
+
‘; ‘

FROM
INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES

WHERE TABLE_TYPE =
‘BASE TABLE’

Exec
Sp_executesql
@sql

Break all the constraint such as primary keys and foreign keys if you cannot delete the table because of the constrains.

EXEC
sp_msforeachtable
“ALTER TABLE ? NOCHECK CONSTRAINT all”

Reference

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/27606518/how-to-drop-all-tables-from-a-database-with-one-sql-query/32563084

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