I needed to count all of the rows in an entire database.

I looked around and came up with a pretty easy way to do this.

Create this stored procedure and when you run it, it will display it for you.

create proc AllTableCount AS BEGIN /*Create temp table to populate the row counts for all of the tables*/ CREATE TABLE #TableRowCount( TableName sysname, [RowCount] int) /*Now actually get the counts*/ EXEC sp_MSforeachtable 'INSERT #TableRowCount (TableName,[RowCount]) SELECT ''?'',Count(*) from ?' /*Finally: sum up all of the counts and show it*/ Select SUM([RowCount]) as [Total Number Of Rows From Database] from #TableRowCount END