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Generating Scripts in SSMS and ADS

Rob Farley walks us through automation options in SQL Server Management Studio and Azure Data Studio:

User interfaces are great, but I simply don’t want to have to remember to do everything the same way each time.

To that end, I want to wax lyrical for a moment about the Script button on most dialog boxes in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), and make a quick mention of what things (currently) look like in Azure Data Studio (ADS). (I say “currently” because ADS is still under very active development and could have changed even by the time I publish this.)

The Script button is one of the best features of Management Studio. The UI lets you know what can be done, and the Script button lets you know the process. It’s also a nice reminder that this functionality is not unique to the UI. Management Studio’s implementation of the Script button isn’t perfect, but it is good.

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