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Is it possible to have a trigger fire off when a table is created? I know it's not possible to add a trigger to the sysobjects table, and I think I'll just have to run a process to check for changes every once in a while. I would like to see if anybody knows if this can be done though. I'm modifying some 3rd party software, and there is a set of tables that only exist when specific user-defined fields are created in the software. I'm attaching triggers to those tables, but I can obviously only attach them after the tables have been created, so I would basically like a trigger that creates a trigger on a newly created table. Anybody know if this can be done?
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jdlambert1 earned 2000 total points
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Nope, trigger definitions are associated with a specific table, and you're right, it's not allowed on sysobjects, which is the only one that might help. Periodic checks are the way to go.
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by:kiranghag
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Hi espeir,
create a test database and try to put the trigger on the sysobject table

this table is updated whenever a db object is created ...

but whats your specific requirement?

Kir@n

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by:SjoerdVerweij
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FYI: SQL Server 2005 does support this.
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