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FreeTDS(May 14, 2011)                                    FreeTDS(May 14, 2011)

       defncopy - extract procedures and views from a Microsoft server.

       defncopy [-U username] [-P password] [-S server] [-D database]
       [-i input_file] [-o output_file] [-v]
       [owner.]object_name [[owner.]object_name...]

       defncopy  is  a  utility  program distributed with FreeTDS. It replaces a similar program of the same name dis-
       tributed by Sybase.

       defncopy reads the text of a stored procedure or view, and writes a script suitable for recreating  the  proce-
       dure or view. For tables, it reads the output of sp_help and constructs a CREATE TABLE statement, complete with
       CREATE INDEX, too.

       owner  is optional if you or the database owner is the owner of the procedure/view being copied.

              is the name of the system object you wish to extract.

       -U username
              database server login name.

       -P password
              database server password.

       -S server
              database server to which to connect.

       -D database
              database to use. Optional if the procedure/view being extracted is in your default database.

       -i input_file
              a script to apply to the database. Not currently implemented.

       -o output_file
              a file to hold the script, defaults to standard output.

       -v     Show version information and copyright notice.

       defncopy is a filter; it reads from standard input, writes to standard output, and writes  errors  to  standard
       error. The -i and -o options override these, of course.

       defncopy  makes  use of the db-lib API provided by FreeTDS. This API is of course also available to application

       defncopy exits 0 on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the query.

       defncopy will report any errors returned by the server, but will continue processing.

       defncopy first appeared in FreeTDS 0.63.

       The defncopy utility was written by James K. Lowden <>

       Works only with Microsoft servers and ancient Sybase servers.

       Does not create primary keys.

       Many options are defined by Sybase that this version does not implement. Feel free to correct this situation.

       In theory, defncopy could apply/produce DDL for any system object, but at present only tables,  procedures  and
       views are supported, and only for extraction.

FreeTDS Utilities                   0.91RC2              FreeTDS(May 14, 2011)