Temporal Tables Via SMO

Cody Konior shows how to create temporal tables in SQL Server 2016 using Powershell and Server Management Objects:

Why would you want to do this? In my case I have a PowerShell function to accept an input object, convert it to a DataSet (a .NET representation of tables and the links between them), and bulk copy the data into SQL Server. However because the input objects can vary slightly with additional tables or additional columns I use the flexibility of SMO to create the tables and columns on the fly.

There’s a lot of power in programmatically defining objects.  I’m not sure that’s a good default scenario, but there are times in which it can come in handy.

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