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Adding Primary Keys Dynamically

Posted on 2013-11-15
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I am trying to add a primary key to 160 tables with dynamic sql

select @vssql = 'ALTER TABLE ' + @vstablename + '_Archive' +  ' ADD CONSTRAINT ' +  'pk_' + @PKColName  + ' PRIMARY KEY ' +'(' + @PKColName + ')'

exec(@vssql)

Many of the tables have a primary key column with the same name.  for example recordid is very popular.  I am hitting errors when running my script and sql complains that there is already a object name pk_recordid in the database.  

I am assuming that it doesn't want to create the same primary key name for multiple tables.  Is there anyway around this?

Thanks for your help.
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Question by:sherbug1015
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>> Is there anyway around this? <<

Prefix the constraint name with the table name too, before the 'pk_...'.
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