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Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hello

I want to use a script to detach mulitple databases, starting with the name eqs.

I have found a script to use that should have the functions i need for this. Although this script does not work "standalone" without removing the "print" before each command.

I was hoping for help to do this without the "print" commands, running the script, and make it work :)

Does anyone know what changes i can make to this script to make it work?

And is it possible to run this script from a Powershell script or something like that?
 
set nocount on
declare @dbname as varchar(80)
declare @server_name as varchar(20)
select @server_name = @@servername
declare rs_cursor CURSOR for select name from master.dbo.sysdatabases where name like ('eqs%') AND name not in ('eqs_test', 'eqs_log')
open rs_cursor

Fetch next from rs_cursor into @dbname
IF @@FETCH_STATUS <> 0
PRINT 'No database to backup...Please check your script!!!'
WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
print 'sp_detach_db' + @dbname
print 'go'
print 'print ''Detach of ' + upper(@dbname) + ' database successfully completed'''
print 'go'
PRINT ' '
FETCH NEXT FROM rs_cursor INTO @dbname
END
CLOSE rs_cursor
deallocate rs_cursor
print ' '
print 'print ''SERVER NAME : ' + upper(@server_name) + '--> All databases successfully detached'''

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Append char(10)


set nocount on
declare @dbname as varchar(80)
declare @server_name as varchar(20)
select @server_name = @@servername
declare rs_cursor CURSOR for select name from master.dbo.sysdatabases where name like ('eqs%') AND name not in ('eqs_test', 'eqs_log')
open rs_cursor

Fetch next from rs_cursor into @dbname
IF @@FETCH_STATUS <> 0
PRINT 'No database to backup...Please check your script!!!'
WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
print 'sp_detach_db' + @dbname+ CHAR(10) + 'GO'
PRINT ' '

print 'print ''Detach of ' + upper(@dbname) + ' database successfully completed'''+ CHAR(10) + 'GO'

PRINT ' '
FETCH NEXT FROM rs_cursor INTO @dbname
END
CLOSE rs_cursor
deallocate rs_cursor
print ' '
print 'print ''SERVER NAME : ' + upper(@server_name) + '--> All databases successfully detached'''
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set nocount on
declare @dbname as varchar(80)
declare @server_name as varchar(20)
select @server_name = @@servername
declare rs_cursor CURSOR for select name from master.dbo.sysdatabases where name like ('eqs%') AND name not in ('eqs_test', 'eqs_log')
open rs_cursor

Fetch next from rs_cursor into @dbname
IF @@FETCH_STATUS <> 0
PRINT 'No database to backup...Please check your script!!!'
WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
         sp_detach_db @dbname
         print 'Detach of ' + upper(@dbname) + ' database successfully completed'

PRINT ' '
FETCH NEXT FROM rs_cursor INTO @dbname
END
CLOSE rs_cursor
deallocate rs_cursor
print ' '

print 'SERVER NAME : ' + upper(@server_name) + '--> All databases successfully detached'
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by:frankEQS
ID: 36716088
error:

Incorrect syntax near 'sp_detach_db'.
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set nocount on
declare @dbname as varchar(80)
declare @server_name as varchar(20)
select @server_name = @@servername
declare rs_cursor CURSOR for select name from master.dbo.sysdatabases where name like ('eqs%') AND name not in ('eqs_test', 'eqs_log')
open rs_cursor

Fetch next from rs_cursor into @dbname
IF @@FETCH_STATUS <> 0
PRINT 'No database to backup...Please check your script!!!'
WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
         EXEC sp_detach_db @dbname
         print 'Detach of ' + upper(@dbname) + ' database successfully completed'

PRINT ' '
FETCH NEXT FROM rs_cursor INTO @dbname
END
CLOSE rs_cursor
deallocate rs_cursor
print ' '

print 'SERVER NAME : ' + upper(@server_name) + '--> All databases successfully detached'
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by:frankEQS
ID: 36716448
Yes this works!

How can i run this SQL query from a powershell script?
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by:Anuj
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Save your sql script file then call the following in Powershell

invoke-sqlcmd –ServerInstance <ServerName> -Database <DBName> -InputFile <SQL Scriptfile Path>
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