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drop multiple tables with one command

Posted on 2011-09-02
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drop table1,table2,table3

I want to drop 50 tables

is there a right click shortcut
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select 'drop table [' + TABLE_SCHEMA + '].[' + TABLE_NAME + ']'

from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES

where TABLE_NAME like 'YOUR_CRITERIA%'

 

run the output from that query to drop the tables.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I confirm that you cannot have 1 drop statement to drop several tables at once.
the script above could help to generate all the drop statements...
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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
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is it difficult to write 50 lines, copy paste, maybe excel can help
first column : drop table
second column : your table name
third column: ;

then copy down 1 & 3 column to row 50
fill 50 table name (or copy paste from some other place)
select all copy ansdd paste into a notepad...
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by:Lowfatspread
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with that many i'd recommend doing it in a script and double/treble checking...
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by:Anthony Perkins
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You should be able to do:
DROP TABLE table1, table2, table3

>>is there a right click shortcut<<
From Object Explorer Details in SSMS you can select them all and then delete them all at once.
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by:rgb192
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thanks
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