Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Find and Fix NOT NULL Columns Without DEFAULT Constraints

The latest and greatest version of my FindAllNotNullColumnsWithNoDefaultConstraint.sql script (formerly, embarrassingly, FindAllNonNullableColumnsWithNoDefaultConstraint.sql) is now available. It returns the DML code to add DEFAULT constraints to all NOT NULL columns that don't already have them. Useful on legacy databases to head off problems before they happen.

This is a work in progress, so the usual caveats apply: do not run this on any database you want to keep, for example, a production database, or any database that isn't backed up. Comments welcome!


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