View definition for SQL 7.0

We have to get the definition of a view in order to reproduce it in another server. The problem is that the view is in SQL 7, and SSMS can't connect to it. I can get data using oldb or odbc but not the definition.

Also I'm connecting from a clients production server, so I can't install programs. And the SQL 7 server is not available using RDP.

Any ideas on how to get the definition?
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asked May 11, 2012 at 02:06 PM in Default

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Jonathan Allen Solution doesn’t work. I think those objects are in sql 2005 and above
May 11, 2012 at 02:47 PM ignaciooliver
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I'm with sp_helptext, but first, you have to connect to to the 7.0 server. I'd try using sqlcmd.exe first. If that doesn't work, you'll need to find a 7.0 utility. It's been a VERY long time since I needed one, so I'm not sure what's worth getting. [Here's one example][2], but I have no clue if it's good or not.

[2]: http://www.activedbsoft.com/overview-querytool.html
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answered May 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM

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I am not sure if the objects exist but you could get it from a later version by using this code

USE [msdb]

SELECT  [asm].[definition]
FROM    sys.[all_sql_modules] AS asm
    INNER JOIN sys.[objects] AS o ON [asm].[object_id] = [o].[object_id]
WHERE o.name = {{your view name}}


Some others have suggested some other options 125![alt text][1]125

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answered May 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM

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+1 for sp_helptext.
May 11, 2012 at 08:12 PM ThomasRushton ♦
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