Macros in Sql


I have moved from a SAS environment where I was able to use macros for repetitive code.  My environment know is SQL through DBX.  The queries are basically the standard SQL/  Is there a way to use macros?
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
SQL Server does not have any functionality where you can hit a 'begin macro' button, do some tasks, then hit an 'end macro' button and everything that occured in between will be saved to an executable script, aka macro.

SQL has scripts written in T-SQL query language.  You can either type them on your own, or many places in the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) designer you can 'script out' certain objects / tasks / jobs / whatever via right-click functionality.

For example, the below is how you can script out an entire database, which will save the code needed to create a database into executable script, but not save the data.

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