Finding Difference between Tables in SQL 2005 | SansSQL

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Finding Difference between Tables in SQL 2005

In SQL 2005 the difference between tables can be easily found by using the tool
TableDiff.exe.
TableDiff.exe is a comparison tool that is provided with the sql server.
It will be found in the following location:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\TableDiff.exe"
The Drive name depends on where the SQL is Installed.
This tool compares 2 tables of the same database on the same server and creates a new
table called new Table that holds the differences.

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\tablediff.exe"
-sourceserver ServerName
-sourcedatabase DatabaseName
-sourcetable TableName
-destinationserver ServerName
-destinationdatabase DatabaseName
-destinationtable TableName
-et NewTableName

For more information on this utility check out the microsoft website:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162843.aspx

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