Quick Delete through all tables

Hey all,

I am testing some data imports from one database to another.  Naturally, there are some errors and I need to roll back the database as I correct them, but that is somewhat time consuming and there are 350+ tables total.

In each table is a column titled 'Entered_By' and all values are 'test'.  Is there a good way to go through each table with one query and delete all rows WHERE Entered_By = 'test'  ?

Uptime Legal SystemsAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
use the results of the below query for deleting the entries

SELECT 'DELETE  FROM '+NAME+ ' WHERE Entered_By = ''''test''  ' FROM sys.tables
Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
try this...

EXECUTE sp_MSforeachtable
   'DELETE ? WHERE Entered_By = ''test'''

Not sure how it will handle situations where the column doesn't exist.  I recommend doing it in a test environment first if possible.

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Uptime Legal SystemsAuthor Commented:
It does fail when it hits a table where the column doesn't exist but a little logic takes care of that-

Thanks to both!
Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Would you mind posting your finalized code for anyone that might reference this question?

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