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copy database wizard vs import and export wizard

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I would like to know what is the best way to copy the tables from production db to development while leaving the db intact in the production server.
Also would like to know the main difference between import export wizard and copy database wizard in sql server 2000 and 2005

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If you just need to copy the data, then use IMPORT/EXPORT wizard,
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If you need to copy only data use import export wizard

If you want to copy both objects and data ->use copy database wizard
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<< best way to copy the tables from production db to development while leaving the db intact in the production server>>

Another alternative is to backup the database and restore it on developemnt environment
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can I save the copydatabase wizard process stored as dts package and do some sql quering against the data using tsql task.

Also when u say database odject that include table , rows and column and I want to import that but not neccessary the storeprocs, trigers etc.
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>>can I save the copydatabase wizard process stored as dts package and do some sql quering against the data using tsql task

You can do it! but what if the destination already have the database with this name.

Copy database will copy the exact database to the new server you cannot select part of it.like only tables or only stored procedures.
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can I use import export wizard for this task and store the package. I will like to make specific changes to the data using tsql in import export wizard.
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Yes you can use Import export for that.
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