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Duplicate an Access table entirely through code

Posted on 2004-03-23
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Is there an easy way with Cold Fusion/SQL to copy a table's structure and datatypes, but not the information, to a new table with a new name?

Thank you!

Jim Vosika
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by:sandy12879
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select *
into <other table name>
from <tablename>
where  condition ......

make sure that th option 'select into/bulkinsert is enabled.  Which you can do like this:

exec sp_dboption <databasename>, 'select into/bulkcopy', true
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by:sandy12879
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Or may be u can try this also

create table New_table  as select * from Old_Table where  condition.....

Please let me know


Regards
Sandy
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by:jvosika
ID: 10657907
I tried both options and neither did it. For the second one here is my code:

<cfquery datasource="dbTest" name="createtable">
create table 12345 as select * from blank where id=1
</cfquery>

...and here is the error I get:

Error Occurred While Processing Request  
Error Executing Database Query.  
[MERANT][SequeLink JDBC Driver][ODBC Socket][Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Syntax error in CREATE TABLE statement.  
 
1 : <cfinclude template="header.cfm">
2 : <cfoutput>
3 : <cfquery datasource="dbTest" name="createtable">
4 : create table 12345 as (select * from blank where id=1)
5 : </cfquery>

 
 
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by:anandkp
ID: 10657998
try DTS in SQL - it shld do the job for u !
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by:mrichmon
ID: 10658745
One thing you need to verify is in the CFAdmin make sure that you have the permissions set in your datasource to allow the creation of tables otherwise it will never work.
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jayeshshah earned 500 total points
ID: 10660140
try this sql

<cfquery datasource="dbTest" name="createtable">
    select * into 12345 from blank  where 1<>1
</cfquery>


Regards

JBS
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by:jayeshshah
ID: 10660151
this shall just clone the table without any data. :-)
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by:jvosika
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Perfect! That did the trick. Thank you all for your help.
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