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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Order results from query to have a certain result at the top

I'm not sure there is even a way to do this, but thought I would ask anyway. I have the following example output from a query: Name Country Number -------------------------- Harry Germany ...
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SQL server windows authentication through network

I am using sql server 2008 r2.There are about 50 pc in my office connected in network by using LAN.In a sql server 2008 r2 express(installed in windows 8) i have created all users windows account with ...
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Error on creating database in SSMS

I am using SQL Server Management Studio 2008. I am connect to localhost and I want to create a database. When I click on New Database, type the name and click ok, I get the message: Index was ...
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Color syntax printing in SSMS 2012

It seems the SSMS of Sql server 2012 cannot print the SQL statements with syntax color anymore. Is it a bug? Does it have any workaround?
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Can you edit the context menu options?

Is there a way (registry hack is acceptable) to remove options from the context menus in SSMS? Specifically I'd like to remove the delete option from the context menu when you right click on a ...
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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 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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How do I rebuild single full text catalog (or why is “rebuild” full text catalog option disabled)

In SSMS. I have Full Text Catalog defined. If I select "Full Text Catalogs" folder - there is an option "Rebuild All" and it is enabled. But if I select individual FTC - "Rebuild" option (in context ...
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Display query which SSMS executes from Interface/WYSIWYG edits

If I am to add a new column to a table in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 via the interface/WYSIWYG (as opposed to writing a SQL query) this will, behind the scenes, create a SQL query which it will ...
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Find all the queries executed recently on a database

[I am a beginner level T-SQL Programmer] [..and hopefully I am on the right stack exchange site] I would like to get a list of all the queries I executed (in the least, those I executed today since ...
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force to forget logins

How can I force SSMS to forget the recently used logins? Of course I use "SQL Server Authentication" with Login/Password fields. (It get's annoying, as everytime I open SSMS it shows the "Connect to ...
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How can I get a copy of the SQL generated by Management Studio?

If I save a table in Management Studio's Table Designer for example, I believe it runs DDL SQL in the background. Is it possible for me to grab this SQL so that I can save it to a file?
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SQl Server Password Change after installation

I have installed SQL Server 2005, but at the time of installation I forgot to change my password. Now I can access my database only in window authentication mode, and I want to access the database in ...
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Why is query using Clustered Index when it shouldn't?

Let us presume I have a table named Category in a SQL Server 2005 database. Category has category_id (bigint, identity) as its primary key and name (nvarchar(50)). There is obviously a clustered ...
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how to turn off delimiters in generated SQL scripts for data types in SQL Server Management Studio

We are a software engineering firm. We use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to generate the few scripts we need to build and upgrade our databases. While it does an OK job, it bugs me that it ...
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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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Why would a query in code be slower than a query in a SQL tool

When we face performance issues with out application, one of the first things we do is try to isolate if the problem is the code, the queries or the database itself. The most frustrating part of this ...
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How to connect once for all queries in SQL Server Management Studio?

SSMS asks me to connect for every query in my project. Is there a way to connect only once per connection for all of the queries using it in my project? The answers below (March 2014) don't answer ...
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How to assign CTRL+F1 to sp_whoisactive in ssms 2012?

When I go to Tools > Options > Environment > Keyboard. Type in Query.Sp_whoisactive Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+F1 Click Assign. When I press Ctrl+F1, It still calls Help.
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Why evaluates “IS NULL” in SSMS interactive mode to “TRUE” but the same statement being executed in a SP to “FALSE”? [closed]

Given DECLARE @IN__CUST_NO INT DECLARE @OUT__USER_ID INT SET @IN__CUST_NO = 1000006660 CASE 1: IS NULL evaluates TRUE Since no CUSTOMER_NUMBER with the value of 1000006660 exists in our dummy ...
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Migrate Data and/or Schema from DBv1 to DBv2

I have a production database which has been plugging away for several months. I have been making modifications to a duplicate copy on a test/dev server. I've added some additional fields (null ...
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Meaning of SSMS database icon preceded by scroll with red x

SSMS 2008 R2, connecting to a 2008 instance shows the above glyph in SSMS Object Explorer. None of our other instances show that icon. I've moused over it in the vain hopes that I'd get a useful ...
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SMSS 2014 Network Server browser is empty

I trying to setup a MSSQL 2014 environment and I installed SQL Server Management tools for a dedicated management computer to reach database server nodes easily without starting this resource-hungry ...
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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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Greyed out menu options, broken activity monitor

I recently installed SP1 on my 2012 SQL Server. Ever since then SSMS has behaved a little weirdly when I connect from my pc rather than from the local server itself. I no longer see the green ...
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SSMS 2008 Object exploer not showing

Has anyone seen this issue. I am using SSMS 2008 (x64 Version 10.0.5768.0) on Win 2008 R2 machine. Management studio crashed and then when I launch it, it doesn't show Object Explorer even when I ...
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How to map another server through SQL Server Management Studio

I am trying to map another server by giving the command EXEC xp_cmdshell 'NET USE H:\568.256.8.358\backup_147 1234abc /USER:cranew /PERSISTENT:yes' I got an error with this network path not ...
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How can I test sql scripts intended to run with sqlcmd -v in Sql Server Management Studio

From msdn I learn, that the Variable Precedence of :Setvar X Y is higher, than that of sqlcmd -v X=Y. I want to write a script, that uses the variables supplied to sqlcmd with the -v option, but ...
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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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IntelliSense alternative using SSMS 2012 in a contained database as a contained user?

According to this answer about contained database disadvantages: If you connect to a contained database as a contained user, SSMS will not fully support IntelliSense. You'll get basic ...
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Cannot connect remotely to sql server 2012 instance using SSMS

I have installed sql server 2012 Express on a local network machine, then added a new login: "sqlUser" mapped to "database1", and configured the instance to accept the remote access with both Windows ...
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Question about new behavior of current connection combobox in SQL Server 2012

I have a question about the new behavior of the database selection combobox in SQL Server 2012 (Press Ctrl + U to move your focus to it). It seems that, unlike in SQL Server 2008 R2, clicking in the ...
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Is there a way to load a sql script with a specified encoding into a running SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)?

Just as the question says. I have scripts with 3 different encodings and feel offended by having to manually select of about 200 possibles I was never interested in. ( I didn't count them ).
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MSSQL Mixed-Mode Users cant connect unless they are in the server sysadmin role

SQL Server 10.0.5520 (2008 std sp3) My goal is to enable data connections in SSMS or Visual Studio for windows users w/out them being sysadmins. Ideally this would be done through Active Directory ...
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General access denied error while using import data in SSMS

I am using SQL Server Management Studio with the following version information below: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.4000.0 Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) ...
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Inline edit SQL Server database rows from Visual Studio

I'm pretty sure Microsoft have pulled one of the most useful features for performing quick edits on a SQL Server Database within the Visual Studio IDE. It seems to have only affected SQL 2012 ...
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SSMS causing Event ID 4674: SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Somewhat of a strange one. Recently my user id's been showing up in a number of Audit Success records in the Security event log of one of our production database servers with the below content (or ...
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Connection to local SQL Server 2012 can be established from SSMS 2008 but not from SSMS 2012

I have two local SQL Server instances running on my local machine. The first is SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (named MSSQLSERVER) and the 2nd is SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Edition. ...
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Why does GO affect my SELECT? [closed]

I am experiencing a very weird behaviour from the Management Studio GO. I am following the full-Text Search tutorial and I run the following query over adventure works SELECT ...
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How to safely take an SQL job out of the schedule?

There is a table | jobID | status | startTime | endTime | and a job, that is scheduled to run every X seconds, it will take the first undone job ID, put it in stored proc and run it. Stored proc takes ...
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How to display differential backup date in SSMS Object Explorer Details

SQL Server Management Studio exposes the Object Explorer Details (selectable from the View menu option) and its context menu that allows adding fields to the default display. Full and Transaction Log ...
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SSMS Object Explorer Details causes deadlock while job is running

I have a problem with one of my SQL Server jobs. I've found that while the job is running, SQL Server Management Studio locks up. It always locks up while I'm looking at tables and sprocs within the ...
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Database is too large due to appended backup

My database MDF file is at around 600mb. LDF file is at 147MB. I seriously doubt that it should be anywhere near this. I suspect it's because the database has been backed up by my host with the ...
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How do I use SSMS to compare Database 1 Table 1 against Database 2 Table 1?

I have two database - Database1 and Database2. Both database contain a table that have similar structure as follows: ...
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How to make SSMS upper case keywords

I recently started using Management Studio 2012. When using MySQL Workbench, a handy feature was that I could stay all in lower case and any reserved word (like SELECT, INSERT) would convert to upper ...
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Is it possible to install a MS SQL Express Studio, where the studio tool also is included?

I am facing the following problem: I want to have a Express (=free) version of MS SQL Server and there I want to be able to see the SQL Management Studio interface. I have found only installations ...
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Are there any reasons not enable SQLCMD-mode as default in SSMS?

I don't consider "just to ensure that sqlcmd-mode is not required by a script" a valid reason. Any things to think of before giving the order to enable this setting to my coworkers?
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SSMS command to disconnect after query has finished

In SQL Server Management Studio, is there any way (for example a SQLCMD command or something) to get the SQL script window to automatically disconnect as soon as the query has finished executing?
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Proper way to export database to other servers

I am using SSMS (I am a software developer, not a DBA) and in each application release I need to release the database with its tables (some with data some with scheme only). I tried doing 3 things ...
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SQL Server Database Keeps Semi-Detaching Itself

Forgive me if I am not using all the proper terms but I have databases that will detach themselves from SQL Server. In SQL Server Management Studio the plus sign will be missing next to the database, ...