A Transact-SQL.code snippet is a template containing the basic structure of a Transact-SQL statement or block. You can use snippets as a starting point when adding statements in the Database Engine Query Editor. You can insert the pre-defined snippets supplied with SQL Server, or create your own.
Transact-SQL Code Snippet Tasks
|Describes how to insert an existing snippet, such as a CREATE TABLE or SELECT snippet.||Insert Transact-SQL Snippets|
|Describes how to enclose a set of Transact-SQL statements in a BEGIN, IF, or WHILE block.||Insert Surround-with Transact-SQL snippets|
|Describes how to finish building a complete Transact-SQL statement or block after inserting a code snippet.||Complete Transact-SQL Snippets|
|Describes how to build your own custom snippets and add them to the set of SQL Server snippets.||Add Transact-SQL Snippets|