Copy SQL 2008 R2 Table Structure to different SQL 2008 Database

Good Day,

It has been asked for us to copy the current table structure of a development database (created in MS SQL 2008 R2) to a validation database which will also be MS SQL 2008 R2. They are not wanting the current data in the validation server, just the table structure.

I am not well versed in SQL, please keep answers in plain terms as much as possible :)

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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
From SSMS right-click on the database in the object explorer and select "Tasks" -> "Generate Scripts...".  Use the dialog to select the objects you want to copy and insure that "Schema Only" is selected in the advanced options.  This will create a script which you can run on the other instance to create the objects.

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
In SSMS right-click on the desired table and chose "Script Tables as / CREATE TO / File"
Nakul VachhrajaniTechnical Architect, Capgemini IndiaCommented:
I am assuming that you don't have a deployment script. In this scenario, one simple way would be script out all the objects from the database and run the script on the destination server. Here's a post that can help with the scriping:

You should be able to follow most of the steps. When on the Types of data to script option, – select option to script only the schema (not "Schema & Data").
BrockstedtAuthor Commented:
Simpler than I thought it would be. I appreciate the assistance.


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