troubleshooting Question

best way to restore table in SQL Server 2005?

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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I want to restore a table in SQL Server 2005, not the whole database. I don't believe I have 'file groups' set up. I am doing:

drop table myTable
select * into dbo.myTable from backupDB.dbo.myTable

the 'restore into' works well enough - it preserves identities and null/not-null settings. The problem is that it loses the key and index definitions. I have not tried it on a table with column descriptions and initial values, so I don't know if those are preserved or not.

Is there a better way that preserves all attributes of a table?

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