Easiest way to insert new data to table with large number of columns


In SQL Server 2014, I have new data sitting in a table (second table) that I need to append to another table (the first table).
Both tables schemas are identical and have 60 columns each.
I'm lazy and really don't want to write an INSERT INTO query referring to all 60 columns individually.
Is there an easier way?

Thanks in advance.
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
You can generate the insert script from SSMS,
Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
right lick the database -> generate scripts -> choose the table - > next -> advanced options- >  there should be a property that says script data

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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
>Both tables schemas are identical and have 60 columns each.
As long as the table schema is the same...

INSERT INTO new_table SELECT * FROM old_table
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Thanks for the grade.  Ironically this question was on the 70-461 exam as 'What is the easiest way...', regardless of whether it is a best practice or not.  Tricky.
bobinorlandoAuthor Commented:
Wow I didn't realize
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