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CREATE TABLE in SQL SERVER

The CREATE TABLE statement in SQL Server is used to create a new table in a database, this statement comes under SQL Server Data Definition Language (DDL) commands.




Syntax: 
CREATE TABLE table_A (
column1 datatype,
column2 datatype,
column3 datatype,
   ....);

Create new Table in SQL Server:

Example:
CREATE TABLE tblemp(
empId int ,
firstName varchar(255),
lastName varchar(255),
IdentityNo varchar(50),
deptName varchar(255),
AddedOn datetime
);
Create Table in SQL

Create Table in SQL



Set Identity and Primary key in new Table:

Example:
CREATE TABLE tblempNew(
empId int Identity(1,1) Primary Key ,
firstName varchar(255),
lastName varchar(255),
IdentityNo varchar(50),
deptName varchar(255),
AddedOn datetime
);

Another way to Create new table from existing table:

In this way you can create table to using an existing table and it will create and copy existing table data into new table.

Syntax:
Select column 1, column 2.... Column n
INTO new_table 
FROM existing_table

Example:

Suppose you have an existing table like as below

SQL Server Select Statement

SQL Server Select Statement



Now use Select INTO statement to copy table structure & data from existing table

Example:
Select EmployeeKey, FirstName, LastName
--Select Column from exsisting table
INTO new_DimEmployee--New Table Name 
FROM [dbo].[DimEmployee]---Existing Table Name

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