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Copy Table in SQL2000

I am new to SQL. and this was in place when I started here.
I have a sql2000 database.  It is opened with SQL Server manager 2005.
I have a table that needs to be archived every so often.  The table is called TEST.

I need to copy the entire table ( data and columns) to a table called TEST01.  Then need to erase all data in TEST so it is empty.

Should I rename TEST to TEST01 then copy the table structure to a new table call TEST?
How can I do this and what commands would it be.

1 Solution
Anil GolamariCommented:
If you have Test01 table already created then easy way to copy the data from Test table to Test01 table is creating a DTS package if you don't have SSIS package available. In this way you can schedule this package to run and at the same time one's you copy the whole content to Test01 table you can delete the data from Test table.
mleidichAuthor Commented:
No TEST01 is not created yet.  I need it to be an exact copy of TEST.
How would I do this?
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>I need to copy the entire table ( data and columns) to a table called TEST01. <<

>>Then need to erase all data in TEST so it is empty.<<
If no Foreign keys: TRUNCATE TABLE TEST
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mleidichAuthor Commented:
where do you type SELECT * INTO?

Will DELETE TEST  - delete the table?

Will TRUNCATE erase all data in the table?
Ramkisan JagtapLead DeveloperCommented:
select * into test01 from test
mleidichAuthor Commented:
I see the table names on the left.  I highlight the name of the table.  I do not see how to type or select the command SELECT from TEST.
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
You will click on New Query on the top left corner below the File menu and then type in the query I posted.

Read up on DELETE and TRUNCATE TABLE in SQL Server BOL.

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