Migrating Tables Using Powershell

Jana Sattainathan has a script to copy a table and its associated indexes from one database to another:

Recently I got a request from a user that he wanted to copy a specific set of tables and their indexes into a new database to ship to the vendor for analysis. The problem was that the DB had thousands of tables (8,748 to be precise). Hunting and pecking for specific tables from that is possible but tedious. Even if I managed to do that, I still have to manually script out the indexes and run them in target as the native “Import/Export Wizard” does not do indexes. It only copies the table structure and data! I am not a big fan of point and click anyway.

My first thought was to see if dbatools had something similar, though a quick glance at the command list says perhaps not yet.

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