I am searching for a SQL Script that can be used to determine if there is any data (i.e. row count) in any of the tables of a given database.
The idea is to re-incarnate the database in case there are any rows existing (in any of the database).
The database being spoken of is Microsoft SQL SERVER.
Could someone suggest a sample script?
The following SQL will get you the row count of all tables in a database:
CREATE TABLE #counts ( table_name varchar(255), row_count int ) EXEC sp_MSForEachTable @command1='INSERT #counts (table_name, row_count) SELECT ''?'', COUNT(*) FROM ?' SELECT table_name, row_count FROM #counts ORDER BY table_name, row_count DESC DROP TABLE #counts
The output will be a list of tables and their row counts.
If you just want the total row count across the whole database, appending:
SELECT SUM(row_count) AS total_row_count FROM #counts
will get you a single value for the total number of rows in the whole database.