Here’s one for your bag of tricks … and we can all thank Dave Giusto (once again).
Use the following script (for SQL Server..sorry) when you what to find out all the places where a piece a data may be stored in the visual tables.
To use the script:
- Download the SQL server script Tables & Views Search Script
- Open SQL Server Management Studio
- Select the visual database and click on the New Query
- Paste the script in the query window
- Modify the script to search for the data(column) you want. To do this, set the @col_name variable to the name of the column. You can use the ‘%’ as a wildcard..For example, to search for CARTON:
set @col_name =’%carton%’
- Next, indicate whether you want the script to search TABLES OR search VIEWS (yes… views too!). To do this, set the @structure variable to either ‘U’ for TABLES or ‘V’ for VIEWS.For example, to search in tables:
set @structure = ‘U’
- Execute the script.
Now, the resulting list may not be 100% complete due to varying naming convention of the column name but the script does provide you with a good starting point
Screen shot of the script
Screen shot of the results:
Dave currently works out of the New York office of Synergy Resources and can be reached there or via the Visual Manufacturing International User Group (VMIUG) under the handle dave_giusto.