CodeSmith Sample Scripts

”So, Kramer, what do you think of CodeSmith after using it for a month?”

“I ammmmmmm-LOVIN’ it, Jerry!”

One of the great things about CodeSmith are the many sample .CST scripts.  One I use frequently is the ScriptTableData.cst file to transport a table from development to production.  A sample of the end result (requiring all of, oh, 14 seconds total effort) for a table for quick Query Analyzer duplication to another server would look like the SQL below. 

So the sample scripts alone are worth the effort of checking out CodeSmith.

 * VSS Header, do not delete!
 * $Revision: 1.1 $
 * $Date: 2003/10/05 22:16:53 $
 * $Author: Administrator $

USE myDatabase

–VSS $Revision: 1.1 $
TRUNCATE TABLE [dbo].[list_states]

DBCC CHECKIDENT (‘[dbo].[list_states]’, RESEED, 1)

SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[list_states] ON

INSERT INTO [dbo].[list_states] (
 SELECT 1, ‘AL’, ‘Alabama’, 1 UNION
 SELECT 2, ‘AK’, ‘Alaska’, 1 UNION
 SELECT 3, ‘AB’, ‘Alberta’, 1 UNION
 SELECT 4, ‘AZ’, ‘Arizona’, 1 UNION
 SELECT 5, ‘AR’, ‘Arkansas’, 1 UNION
 SELECT 64, ‘NR’, ‘Not Recorded’, 1

SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[list_states] OFF

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.