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SELECT * FROM, sp_helptext ShortCut for SQL Query Analyzer

, 12 Jun 2006
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A Key ShortCut for 'SELECT * FROM' for tables and to see text of the stored procedures.

Introduction

For them, who are fed up of typing 'SELECT * FROM' for tables for which they want
to retrieve the data and want to see text of the stored procedures.

1. Create following procedure in your working database / or master database if you have the permission and give EXECUTE permission to other Roles/Users.

CREATE PROC sp_SelectFromTable @tbl VARCHAR (128)
AS
EXEC ('SELECT * FROM ' + @tbl )
GO

Now open SQL Query Analyzer >> Tools >> Customize >> Custom Tab type sp_SelectFromTable against Ctrl+3 (or whatever shortcut key you like to choose )

To use above Key shortcut -
Type any table name in your database, select the table name and say Ctrl+3


2. Make a short cut key for seeing the text of Stored Procedure.
open SQL Query Analyzer >> Tools >> Customize >> Custom Tab
type sp_helptext against Ctrl+4 (or whatever shortcut key you like to choose )

To use above Key shortcut -
Type any Stored Procedure name in your database, select the SP name and say Ctrl+4.

These are small but may be useful for SQL Query Analyzer users.

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About the Author

Paresh Goyal
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberBlkbam22-Jan-11 6:40 
This could be found by simply reading the BOL (Books online). Learn your tools before looking for tips on them.
Generalselect problem Pinmemberhercules77710-Feb-07 1:39 
GeneralRe: select problem PinmemberParesh Goyal10-Feb-07 3:28 
GeneralRe: select problem Pinmemberhercules77710-Feb-07 11:29 

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