For Each Database

Today I was writing a script that would go through all the databases on a server and add a user as a member of readonly and denywriter. It’s a script that I’ll probably need again, and so I discovered the “EXEC sp_MSForEachDB” stored procedure. This undocumented and clearly powerful sproc needs to be respected, however it’s certainly useful for batching a lot of commands quickly.

 EXECUTE master.sys.sp_MSforeachdb 'SELECT ''?'' '

You can also specify particular databases, so you can ignore system databases, or specify particular databases and execute a command against a subset of databases

EXEC sp_MSForEachDB 'IF ''?'' IN (''Contoso'',''AdventureWorks2012'')
select ''?'' '

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Author: Richie Lee

Full time computer guy, part time runner. Full time Dad, part time blogger. Pokémon Nut. Writer of fractured sentences. Maker of the best damn macaroni cheese you've ever tasted.

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