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How to automatically delete all comments on thousands of procedures on a database?

Posted on 2011-03-15
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As the title suggests I need to delete about 5-10 lines of comments on each procedure, but there are just TOO MANY of them..
Is there ANY way to automatize this task?

Thanks.
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Question by:John86a
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by:Anthony Perkins
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You will have to build a T-SQL Script using the OBJECT_DEFINITION() function that retrieves the Stored Procedure text.  Once you have it in a text file you can do whatever you need before re-running.
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by:John86a
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That way I would need to do it manually (remove the comments), wouldn't I?
I was thinking more along the lines of something automatized, that detects every line that starts with -- and delete it from there..
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Bhavesh Shah earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Please check out below links for removing comments.


For /* */ Comment

http://techcreeze.blogspot.com/2008/11/remove-comments-from-sql-server-stored.html

For -- Comment

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/scripts/un+comment/66353/

VB Code to remove Comment

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=3166



- Bhavesh
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by:John86a
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Exactly what I was looking for, thanks.
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