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Export-DbaScript

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows only

 

Synopsis

Exports scripts from SQL Management Objects (SMO)

Description

Exports scripts from SQL Management Objects

Syntax

Export-DbaScript
    [-InputObject] <Object[]>
    [[-ScriptingOptionsObject] <ScriptingOptions>]
    [[-Path] <String>]
    [[-FilePath] <String>]
    [[-Encoding] <String>]
    [[-BatchSeparator] <String>]
    [-NoPrefix]
    [-Passthru]
    [-NoClobber]
    [-Append]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sql2016 | Export-DbaScript

Exports all jobs on the SQL Server sql2016 instance using a trusted connection - automatically determines filename based on the Path.DbatoolsExport configuration setting, current time and server name.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sql2016 | Export-DbaScript -FilePath C:\temp\export.sql -Append

Exports all jobs on the SQL Server sql2016 instance using a trusted connection - Will append the output to the file C:\temp\export.sql if it already exists
Inclusion of Batch Separator in script depends on the configuration s not include Batch Separator and will not compile

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaDbTable -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database MyDatabase -Table 'dbo.Table1', 'dbo.Table2' -SqlCredential sqladmin | Export-DbaScript -FilePath C:\temp\export.sql

Exports only script for 'dbo.Table1' and 'dbo.Table2' in MyDatabase to C:temp\export.sql and uses the SQL login "sqladmin" to login to sql2016

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sql2016 -Job syspolicy_purge_history, 'Hourly Log Backups' -SqlCredential sqladmin | Export-DbaScript -FilePath C:\temp\export.sql -NoPrefix

Exports only syspolicy_purge_history and 'Hourly Log Backups' to C:temp\export.sql and uses the SQL login "sqladmin" to login to sql2016
Suppress the output of a Prefix

Example: 5
PS C:\> $options = New-DbaScriptingOption
PS C:\> $options.ScriptSchema = $true
PS C:\> $options.IncludeDatabaseContext  = $true
PS C:\> $options.IncludeHeaders = $false
PS C:\> $Options.NoCommandTerminator = $false
PS C:\> $Options.ScriptBatchTerminator = $true
PS C:\> $Options.AnsiFile = $true
PS C:\> Get-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sql2016 -Job syspolicy_purge_history, 'Hourly Log Backups' -SqlCredential sqladmin | Export-DbaScript -FilePath C:\temp\export.sql -ScriptingOptionsObject $options

Exports only syspolicy_purge_history and 'Hourly Log Backups' to C:temp\export.sql and uses the SQL login "sqladmin" to login to sql2016
Uses Scripting options to ensure Batch Terminator is set

Example: 6
PS C:\> Get-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sql2014 | Export-DbaScript -Passthru | ForEach-Object { $_.Replace('sql2014','sql2016') } | Set-Content -Path C:\temp\export.sql

Exports jobs and replaces all instances of the servername "sql2014" with "sql2016" then writes to C:\temp\export.sql

Example: 7
PS C:\> $options = New-DbaScriptingOption
PS C:\> $options.ScriptSchema = $true
PS C:\> $options.IncludeDatabaseContext  = $true
PS C:\> $options.IncludeHeaders = $false
PS C:\> $Options.NoCommandTerminator = $false
PS C:\> $Options.ScriptBatchTerminator = $true
PS C:\> $Options.AnsiFile = $true
PS C:\> $Databases = Get-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance sql2016 -ExcludeDatabase master, model, msdb, tempdb
PS C:\> foreach ($db in $Databases) {
>>        Export-DbaScript -InputObject $db -FilePath C:\temp\export.sql -Append -Encoding UTF8 -ScriptingOptionsObject $options -NoPrefix
>> }

Exports Script for each database on sql2016 excluding system databases
Uses Scripting options to ensure Batch Terminator is set
Will append the output to the file C:\temp\export.sql if it already exists

Required Parameters

-InputObject

A SQL Management Object such as the one returned from Get-DbaLogin

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-ScriptingOptionsObject

An SMO Scripting Object that can be used to customize the output - see New-DbaScriptingOption Options set in the ScriptingOptionsObject may override other parameter values

Alias ScriptingOptionObject
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Path

Specifies the directory where the file or files will be exported. Will default to Path.DbatoolsExport Configuration entry

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value (Get-DbatoolsConfigValue -FullName 'Path.DbatoolsExport')
-FilePath

Specifies the full file path of the output file.

Alias OutFile,FileName
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Encoding

Specifies the file encoding. The default is UTF8. Valid values are: -- ASCII: Uses the encoding for the ASCII (7-bit) character set. -- BigEndianUnicode: Encodes in UTF-16 format using the big-endian byte order. -- Byte: Encodes a set of characters into a sequence of bytes. -- String: Uses the encoding type for a string. -- Unicode: Encodes in UTF-16 format using the little-endian byte order. -- UTF7: Encodes in UTF-7 format. -- UTF8: Encodes in UTF-8 format. -- Unknown: The encoding type is unknown or invalid. The data can be treated as binary.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value UTF8
Accepted Values ASCII,BigEndianUnicode,Byte,String,Unicode,UTF7,UTF8,Unknown
-BatchSeparator

Specifies the Batch Separator to use. Uses the value from configuration Formatting.BatchSeparator by default. This is normally "GO"

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value (Get-DbatoolsConfigValue -FullName 'Formatting.BatchSeparator')
-NoPrefix

Do not include a Prefix

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Passthru

Output script to console

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-NoClobber

Do not overwrite file

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Append

Append to file

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the command were to run. No actions are actually performed

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing any changing operations within the command

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Export-DbaScript on GitHub.
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