SQL: Mass insert or Create a table with all the same values

basically I want to put say 1,000,000 rows with all the same data for each column into a table. I don't want to use a while loop with an insert; it will take to long.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Eyeballeth thy article on SQL Server:  T-SQL recipe to create a million sample people
Uses Itzik Ben-Gan's method to countinously double the size of a set until you get to a million.  Find 'Then let’s create our final SAMPLE_CUSTOMER table,' then read down.  Runs fast.
Then uses a cursor and lots of random numbers to create names, addresses, SSN's, phone numbers, etc.  Really dogs, but does the job.

I presented this at a SQL Saturday a couple of years ago and it went over really well.

I know you wanted to avoid the WHILE loop.  I think there are a couple of queries out there that queries various sys tables that can easily have over a million rows to more quickly spin up a set.

Hope this helps.
Jim
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Ryan ChongCommented:
You can try use the command Select Into, or create a similar table, and then run the insert statement.

SQL SELECT INTO Statement
http://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_select_into.asp

SQL INSERT INTO SELECT Statement
http://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_insert_into_select.asp
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
ButtonDownBobby, do you still need help with this question?
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