SQL Server Management Studio, a graphical front-end tool shipped with SQL Server for managing and querying databases. It also supports managing other bundled systems such as SSAS.

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SQL import data when both source and destination has data and identity column

I am using Import and export data option to import data from one database to another database. Both database have similar structure of tables. All the tables have primary key which is identity ...
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SQL logins access

I am trying to set up a set of SQL logins (one for each developer) on a server who can have access to a given set of databases, currently the setup is as follows: Login 1: db_owner of databases 1, 2, ...
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Specific user can't view database contents

I have a particular user, let's call it TheUser. This user is able to connect to my SQL Server instance and view a list of the databases. However, upon expanding a database to view tables, stored ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program. (mscorlib)

I have a sql file, which is up to 180 Mb. When I try to open and execute it on Microsoft SQL Server Managment Studio 2012, I am getting this error. . What do do ? I researched on Google. And there ...
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SSMS 2014 installation - “Invalid license data” when opening ASP.NET files

I have just installed SSMS 2014 Express on a brand new Windows Server 2012 (x64) so I connect to the SQL Server 2014 instance running on a different Windows Server 2012. This is working without issue ...
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Change code editor variable highlighting colour

Within the SSMS Code Editor (for SQL Server 2012) I have this code written within the editor, that has a Dark theme applied. When you click on a variable, SSMS highlights all the other occurrences of ...
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Can I install SQL Server Management Studio locally?

Can I install SQL Server Management Studio on my desktop to access a database on a SQL Server 2012 instance? If so, where can I find the installer? Google searches only return 'express' versions ...
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Import errors importing CSV to SQL Server table

I am using SQL Server 2014 Management Studio to import a very large .CSV file into a table. So far I have been trying to accomplish this by right-clicking on the database and selecting Import Data, ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Connection Coloring

I've been using the Redgate Query Tab Coloring feature (under SQL Prompt's Experimental Features) and I really like it. Somehow I've never known until today that this feature is built in to SSMS for ...
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Set default value for all columns with specific name within a database

I've got a database that includes an int column project_id on many tables, and I want to script setting the default value to a specific value for all columns with that name in the database. Note that ...
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How to extend the Central Management Server in SSMS?

I'm looking into Central Management Server and I'm a bit surprised there's no 'Custom Reports' node in SSMS to add things into. It seems like that's exactly where you would want to place something ...
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Create Meaningful Visualization for Large Set of Tables [closed]

I'm trying to create a meaningful, usable visualization for my company's ERP database. I've extracted a skeleton of the database so I can make changes without modifying the production environment. ...
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Can SQL Server stop me from running an UPDATE statement without a WHERE clause?

Whenever I have to run an update statement, I always get nervous that I might forget the WHERE clause and overwrite the entire column in the database. Is there any setting or plugin or addon I can ...
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Is there any way to avoid SSMS 2012 allocating extra 1.5 GB RAM for non-standard color scheme?

SSMS 2012 allocates 1.7+ GB of RAM if the colors for Text Editor are different from default. Every few keystrokes GUI freezes for 5-10 seconds, which does not occur with standard color scheme. When ...
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SSMS 2012 Application Hang on start up

This morning I had to unsafely shut my computer down, unfortunately SSMS 2012 was open at the time. Now when I open SSMS I get no database connection popup and everytime I click on the window I hear ...
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Strange behaviours with SET options in SSMS

I am investigating the effect of various SET options on the creation of indexed views on SQL Server 2014 CU1. The following code: ensures that the SET options are as they should be creates a table ...
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Two SQL Server databases setup with same .mdf and .ldf files

In a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance two databases (the second one being a restore/copy of the first one) have been setup against the same .mdf and .ldf files. How would I go about either deleting the ...
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SQL Server Management Studio open disconnected

I am building SQL commands to deploy to an Oracle database. To see the proper color coding, I am using SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2008 R2 to build and edit these .sql files. How can I ...
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SQLCMD mode: environment variable syntax?

I assume the best way to set my SSMS (SQL Server 2005) output file path during runtime of T-SQL, is to use SQLCMD mode. How do I use environment variables (e.g. %systemroot%) in the code? The ...
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Using Import Wizard with Access - No null values

I am trying to import a table from Access to SSMS using the Import Wizard but when I do the resulting table has a lot of empty strings instead of the NULL values that I am expecting. How do I make ...
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TABLE CREATE IN SSMS [closed]

create table employee6(FullName varchar(50), DateOfBirth int,MobileNO int, HigherQualification varchar(50), ApplyingFor varchar(50),Regno int); insert into employee6 ...
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What does Reinitialize All Subscriptions actually do to the databases

I tried to find the answer and came across these MSDN pages but they don't actually explain what happens really: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms152771.aspx ...
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Can connect to SQL Server 2012 via OSQL and SQLCMD but not via SSMS

We have individual developer edition SQL Server 2012 databases set up on each of our developers PC's. All PC's are Windows 7, firewall is disabled and everything runs fine. We're now looking to ...
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SSMS Intellisense - Data Dictionary Incorporation - Show Object Descriptions in Popup? [closed]

Can anyone point me in the right direction for an SSMS intellisense replacement that will show the object descriptions in the popup? This will help speed up onboarding as well as making myself ...
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How can I minimize the risk of accidentally modifying the wrong database?

I just learned the hard way that disconnecting from a server in the Object Explorer doesn't stop you afterwards from executing query windows that were already open on that server. My situation is ...
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Management Studio Generate Script Errors

I am trying to generate a script (right click database, tasks, generate scripts, tables) from SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express and I keep getting an error. I read somewhere that it could ...
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How to clone a user in SQL Server 2008 R2?

Is there a way to clone users' security and permissions in Microsoft SQL Server, preferably using the SQL Server Management Studio GUI?
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How to restore a database from a .bak file to an existing database via GUI? [closed]

How can I restore a database from a .bak file to an existing database via the GUI instead of using the commands? Will the database be inconsistent if I restore a previous backup and what will happen ...
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Change version number of maintenance plan package

We have a Maintenance Plan on SQL 2012 that has been running fine. I made a change to it yesterday using SSMS 2014. When the plan ran last night I got the following error: The version number in ...
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How can i insert the multiple data in table using the existance condition?

I am able to insert the multiple data in table mytest using the below query. But how can i modify the below query so that everytime it checks the first_name and @id_for_test and if its unique, it does ...
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Copy+Pasting currency value from SSMS 2012 to excel does not complete or calculate new value

So I'm trying to copy and paste some query results into Excel, and for some reason it seems to be not properly completing the first value. Let me explain what I mean by this. In Excel the cells I am ...
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Database cannot be upgraded because it is read-only or has read-only files. Make the database or files writeable, and rerun recovery

I have received a database file and the instructions for loading it is to install SQL Server 2005 and then attach it using SQL Server Management Studio. After installing everything, I tried to attach ...
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Cannot read property Collation.This property is not available on SQL Server 7.0. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) [closed]

I am new to databases and Microsoft SQL. I just installed SSMS today and am getting this error while trying to add new login in security or rightclick-> view properties on user logins already there ...
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Get SSMS to show the time a query completed at?

I'm using Sql Server Management Studio 2012, and I'm wondering if there is a way to have a query show me at what time it was run and/or completed at. Basically just some kind of timestamp so that I ...
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Role-Schema Permission issue (Management studio)

When designing a new database I organized the table under different schemas. I've also created a new role that should have select/insert/update/delete rights on one schema and only select on another ...
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SHOWPLAN does not display a warning but “Include Execution Plan” does for the same query

I was running the following query in SSMS and it showed me a warning in the "Include Execution Plan" window select CLIENT_GUID, PMT_AMOUNT, DATE_COMPLETED from ( select payment.CLIENT_GUID, ...
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What does this icon in SQL Server mean? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me what the icon of a server and a blue database symbol means. It is attached to database engine instance in my object explore view. (I apologize, I am unable to add a image of the ...
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What does this SQL Server icon mean?

What does the icon of a server with a blue database symbol mean?
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cannot see logins subfolder [closed]

Forgive me for my lack of dba experience but I can't find the answer anywhere. I'm working remotely on a third party to a client that asked for a login, I created the login but there's problems with ...
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Reduce DB size - SQL Server, SSMS

One of my databases was growing in size a few gigs every day. That was very unusual since it is still in development phase. After small research i discovered that the Even Log table was almost the ...
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Management Studio won't recognize other file extensions

I am using SSMS 2012. I am working with .PRC, .TAB, and .UDF files. I added these file extensions to SSMS so that it would treat them like .SQL files already via Tools > Options > Text Editor > File ...
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view corrupted when viewed using design feature

All, I had a very strange thing happen last Friday. We have a table that is updated on a daily basis using a job that fires a proc that utilizes a view. The columns were being transposed from the view ...
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Free space of mdf and ldf does not match with database free space

In SSMS I saw file size related properties and found below details for one database. Here values does not match with other properties. Here size of the mdf, ldf and total size matches with other ...
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Network flow for Import Export Wizard

When I use the Import Export Wizard on my workstation to move data from ServerA to ServerB does the data flow over the network directly from ServerA to ServerB? Or does it go from ServerA to my ...
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Error creating database in SQL Server Management Studio

I'm trying to create a new database in SSMS, but I get this error: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Sqm, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or ...
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Trigger to restrict users from creating a new table in the database

How do I create a SQL Server trigger that will restrict any users from creating a new table in the database? Please help me with this. Thanks & Regards, Ritesh.
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Multiple “model” DBs — or db creation 'profiles'

I know you can't actually have multiple 'model' DBs on the same server instance. BUT, I'd like to have something almost like it. Basically, we have a business model where each customer is its own DB, ...
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SQL Server 2012 Managment Studio not saving auto recovery files

I tried to go to Tools > Environment > AutoRecover. The check box of save autorecover is checked. Save every "5" minutes. Keep autorecover info for: 7 days. But it doesn't save any auto ...
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Capture Complex Actual Execution Plans

I have a stored procedure that among other things builds and executes a large number of Dynamic SQL statements. (Don't hate me, I didn't write it.) I would like to retrieve the actual execution plan ...
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SQL Server logs error

There are two SQL Server 2012 instances on the server. Named instance gives following error when Management > SQL Server Logs is clicked. Default instance works OK and opens Log file viewer. ...