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copy table definition

I need a sql statement that copies a table with all related stuff EXACLTY, but without the data to a new table name.  I has to work in sql server 7 and 2000 and must bring permissions and preferably indexes, defaults, etc with it.

Thanks in advance.
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ykchakriCommented:
You can run the following statement:
select * into table2 from table1
where 1 = 2

This is the quickest way of creating the table structure of table1 into table2.

But, if you want all other related stuff, such as permissions, then right click on the table in EM, select all tasks/generate SQL scripts and check all the options you require. Then modify this script to contain the new table name and run it.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
I suggest that you look up the "generate script" in the "all tasks" menu of the table(s).
Cheers
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vim_asteyaCommented:
see if this helps
create table t1(select * from mytable where 1=2)
t1- is the new table
mytable-is the table who's copy u want
this will copy the structure alone without any data
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jrspanoAuthor Commented:
thanks for all your input but unfortunatly it wont produce any dynamic output.  the script is static to my database.  I need something dynamic that will take a table I tell it to and make another table with the same table structure and permissions.
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jrspanoAuthor Commented:
i ended up using this, and not needing the user definitions. thanks
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