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Export Table structure SQL 2005

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I have a third party helping me design an application.  I would like to send them a copy of just the table structure from our accouting software's SQL 2005tables.  Is there a way to do so without backing up the data as well?

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In SSMS, expand Databases, <thedb>, Tables,
highlight the table you are after,
right-click, choose "Script table as", "create to", "Clipboard"
Paste into your email/document

Errata: this does not show any links to other tables, and is just the structure of one table.
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by:GSLElectric
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I'm wanting the structure for the entire database
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All tables and objects:

Databases\<the db>
right-click, task, generate script
check: Script all objects in the selected database
Finish

Instead of all objects, you can instead use Next to enter the wizard and fine tune what you want exported.
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