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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SSMS Tools Pack Alternative [closed]

Are there any tools out there comparable to SSMS Tools Pack 2012? The licensing ($30 per machine, $100 for any number of machines... for 3 months) leaves a lot to be desired and I wasn't sure of what ...
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How to check connection string in SSMS2012?

I'm connected to database. I use db by Management Studio 2012 Express. Can I check connection string by click something in Management Studio?
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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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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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What does this SQL Server icon mean?

What does the icon of a server with a blue database symbol mean?
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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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Sql Server Management Studio for 2008 Express?

I just installed Win7 on a fresh laptop and want to put a lightweight MS Sql Sever on it. VS2010 already installed SS2008 Express. So now I just need a management studio for it. What would you ...
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Is SQL Server 2012 Management Studio “Express” any different?

Are there any differences from the version of SSMS that comes as part of the SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Installer and the SQL Server 2012 Express Management Studio?
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Sql Server Management Studio slow opening new windows

After upgrading both sql server and management studio from 2008 to 2012, the management studio 2012 is very slow when new query windows and dialog boxes are opened. Even right click on tables is slow. ...
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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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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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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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Can I use SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on a 2008 server?

My school is using SQL Server 2008. Last time I used it I only installed (at home) SQL Server Management Studio 2008 part, and used VPN to connect to school's server. Now I want to install SQL Server ...
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Suppressing the SSMS prompt to save changes

Is it possible to configure SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). so that the dialog box shown above does not appear when I close an unsaved query window?
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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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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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What is the default value of ANSI Padding Enabled, and what should value should I set it to?

When creating a new database, ANSI Padding Enabled is set to False by default. According to this however, the default is ON (which I assume is the same as True). They also recommend to set it to ON ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to apply a theme to SQL Server Management Studio 2008?

Has anyone had any success with, for example, applying a 'dark' them to the Text Editor component of of SSMS 2008? There was an old trick for 2005 which is no longer operational and has not been ...
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Why should I use Visual Studio 2010 over SSMS for my database development?

Visual Studio 2010 introduces database projects and a whole array of related features that supposedly facilitate database development. I've used SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for many years to ...
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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 2008 upgrade and clean

After upgrading a SQL Server 2008 instance to SQL Server 2012 (in-place upgrade), there appears to be numerous 2008 instance components (namely the 2008 SSMS in start menu, in add/remove programs ...
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Database having only db_datareader shows invalid properties for a index

If a SQL server database user has only public permission in server roles and for a particular database only db_datareader and public permission then while trying script index as CREATE To option in ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 - Data Collection

I set up Data Collection for simple and basic monitoring of instances of SQL Server 2008 R2 (/2012) (is simple, accessible for and with very nice colors for my boss :-) But one of instances showing ...
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How to uninstall SQL Server Management Studio 2012? [closed]

How to uninstall SQL Server Management Studio 2012? ControlPanel's "Uninstall or change programs" (in Windows 7 Prof) gives a row of entries: while internet search results always tell: "click ...
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How can I view special characters in SQL Server 2012 Management Studio grid view?

In a SQL Server 2012 database, I have a log table where I log SQL queries executed by a VB.NET application. The field is defined as nvarchar(MAX) In Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, when I ...
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How do Identity Columns get Replicated?

During Transactional Replication, we have data going from Server A to Server B. Say we were to reseed an Identity Column on a Table on Server A (for whatever reason), how would this affect the data ...
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“Show table data” option to edit compact database

I have installed sql server compact edition 3.5 and i am sql server management studio to edit table.I am using "Show table data" option which comes on right click to a table of compact database. But i ...
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Create table group sub-folders in Management Studio

When I was exploring the master database in SSMS I noticed that under the Tables folder there is another folder called Systems Tables that houses a bunch of tables. Is it possible for us to create a ...
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SSMS gives error if column name is “MERGE” where as other keywords works

IN SSMS create table if we include sql keywords in column name then it will be wrapped around square brackets "[]" automatically and the table gets created without any error generally. But if we ...
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How to downgrade my mdf file from version 661 to 655 or earlier?

I have a problem when attaching the file AdverntureWorksLT2008R2_Data.mdf to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). The database 'AdventureWorksLT2008R2' cannot be opened because it is ...
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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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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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Error: Specified cast is not valid. (SqlManagerUI)

I am trying to restore database created on server to my localbox however i am getting 'Error: Specified cast is not valid. (SqlManagerUI)' error message. Server Info: Windows Server 2008 Standard ...