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Hi,
I've more than 800 databases in my sql server 2008 R2. Often, I need to update or create a table or multiple tables in my databases and excluding the ones i do not want to create or update the table(s) in it. I am trying to use the below code.

EXEC sp_MSforeachdb 'IF ''?'' NOT IN (''tempDB'',''model'',''msdb'',''master'',''ReportServer'',''ReportServerTempDB'',''DB3'')
BEGIN
    
create table dbo.tblPhys
 (
 name VARCHAR(50),
 physical_name VARCHAR(500),
 state BIT,
 size INT
 )
      
END'

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But when i run it, sql server only create or update the table(s) in the selected database of the sql server drop down. Image is attached, so in the scenario of this question case, it create the table only in DB3, not in all the databases. Any feedback, comment or suggestion would be deeply appreciated.
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Question by:s_hausen
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by:TempDBA
ID: 38752385
sp_MSforeachdb should create it on all the databases. Have you checked it correctly because I tried it on 3 user databases removing system databases and it created on all. When you run the script, what is the output in the output window?
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by:s_hausen
ID: 38752437
it does create a table but only in the selected drop down database , so in this case only in DB3. in the script i've excluded it. after running this code i get this error.

Msg 2714, Level 16, State 6, Line 4
There is already an object named 'tblPhys' in the database.

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even i delete the table and run the script, it again create's the table in DB3 and give me the same error..
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by:TempDBA
ID: 38752500
Looks like your database includes space at the end. Try running below script
select (db_name() + 'A')
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by:s_hausen
ID: 38752540
i ran it as mentioned, and this time i selected the database clientsInfo. So in this case, script only created the table inside ClientsInfo(even it is excluded in the script)

EXEC sp_MSforeachdb 'IF ''?'' NOT IN (''tempDB'',''model'',''msdb'',''master'',''ReportServer'',''ReportServerTempDB'',''Institute'',''TDATA'',''ClientsInfo'',''paymentnet'')
BEGIN  
create table dbo.tblPhys
 ( name VARCHAR(50),
 physical_name VARCHAR(500),
 state BIT,
 size INT )   
END'
select (db_name() + 'A')

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and after creating table in excluded database, it generates an error.

Msg 2714, Level 16, State 6, Line 3
There is already an object named 'tblPhys' in the database.

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is there a way, i ignore to select any database from sql server database drop down?? after that the script might work.
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Scott Pletcher earned 2000 total points
ID: 38753056
I'll touch it up fully, but if you want to, all you have to do is add the bolded line to your code:


EXEC sp_MSforeachdb '
IF ''?'' NOT IN (''tempDB'',''model'',''msdb'',''master'',''ReportServer'',''ReportServerTempDB'',''DB3'')
    RETURN

USE [?] --<<-- add this
create table dbo.tblPhys
 (
 name VARCHAR(50),
 physical_name VARCHAR(500),
 state BIT,
 size INT
 )      
'
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by:s_hausen
ID: 38753171
i made little change in the code and it works like a charm now.
thanks for everyone's input. code is as under:

EXEC sp_MSforeachdb 'IF ''?''  NOT IN (''tempDB'',''model'',''msdb'',''master'',''ReportServer'',''ReportServerTempDB'',''Institute'',''ReportServerTempDB'',''TSQLFundamentals2008'')
BEGIN
USE [?] --<<-- add this
create table tblPhys
 (
 name VARCHAR(50),
 physical_name VARCHAR(500),
 state BIT,
 size INT
 )      
END'

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