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 Server 2008 R2 Management Studio : “Evaluation period has expired”

I've spent several hours trying to fix this issue so far with no success. I had installed SQL Server 2008 Evaluation Edition. Out of fear it might expire & create problems for me I installed SQL ...
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Reset the numbering at the tabs of the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

I notice there are some numbering on the tab of each new query (such as the number 52, 56, 57 and 58 as shown in the following pictures) What does these numbers means and is it possible to reset to ...
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Save SSMS tabs with timestamp on a daily basis?

Is there a way to automate SSMS to automatically save down all current open tabs into a folder with a timestamp? Whilst I'd like to save every single useful ad-hoc query ever written with a nice ...
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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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Microsoft Help Viewer in ssms 2014 doesn't open local documentation

I have Visual Studio 2013 installed I have downloaded all documentation I need installed via visual studio. I can open it with the command "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\HlpViewer....
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Information about a column and the data it holds?

I'm working with a table that has 3 different dates associated with each item in the table. I don't understand what each time is so I want to know if there's a standard place that the person who made ...
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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 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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SSMS 2012 is not showing the tables of the system databases

I have SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on my laptop connected to a SQL Server 2012. If I go in System Databases and then any of the 4 (master, model, msdb, tempdb) I don't have the Tables folder. I'...
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SQL Server Management Studio generates error, can't start

On my development machine, SQL server 2008 R2 was running fine previously. But after formatting OS and re-installing the OS and SQL server, it generates the following error when I want to start SQL ...
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Why does SQL Server need permissions to access data and log files?

When you want to attach a database, you can open them up if you put those mdf files in a folder such as: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\ But SQL Server will ...
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SSMS: Import from flat file (.csv)

In SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2008 R2, I wish to import a not-quite-properly formatted CSV into a database table. I was trying to use the wizard at <database name>->Tasks->Import Data. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Unable to delete Login

I've been using this site for a while and this is the first time I've had to ask a question, but just wanted to say "Thank You" to everyone who has helped me in the past (without knowing they did so). ...
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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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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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SQL Server Designers, Failed Saves, and Generated Scripts

I am a big fan of the simple diagramming tool that comes with SSMS, and use it frequently. When I save changes to the model, I have it configured to automatically generate the change scripts that go ...
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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 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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Management Studio all buttons disabled

I get an odd problem in my SQL R2. Although I can attach a new db to my db instance, but all buttons on the tool menu panel are disabled. So I cannot execute any sql query statements. It is really ...
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Can SSMS Object Explorer Details configurations be exported?

A number of employees make use of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). I have a configuration file for all new users for Environment (etc) configurations. I want to deliver a uniform view for each ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio - default table view, default table parameters

A friend has recently started teaching me how to design relational databases. Long story short, as I am not SQL-capable yet, we're using SSMS and lots of right-clicking. And I am frustrated with ...
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Intellisense is not working since upgrade to SQL Server 2014

We recently upgraded our production server to SQL Server 2014. This server hosts ~2200 databases. When I connect to it as sa with SQL Server Management Studio 2014 and I type queries, Intellisense ...
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Querying MySQL and SQL Server from same IDE

I am currently working with MySQL and SQL Server. For querying MySQL I use MySQL Workbench, for SQL Server I use SQL Server Management Studio. I am mixing up shortcuts all the time. For instance, ...
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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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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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Is it possible to filter the list of databases in the Object Explorer of the SSMS?

I know how to filter the list of tables - using the filter icon. However, this icon is disabled when the Databases node is selected. Still, I am wondering whether it is possible.
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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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Data Collection reports fail because login is from an untrusted domain

I've set up a data warehouse and Data Collection according to BO. Reports are generated properly when running them in Management Studio running on the server but fail when they are run from Management ...
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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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How do you install a TFS plugin for SQL Server 2016 Management Studio?

How do you install a TFS plugin for SQL Server 2016 Management Studio? The source control option is no longer in the option list so the existing workarounds no longer appear to work.
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How to deal with Users Needing to Enter Mixed Data Types in MS SQL Server

I have a form in a C# application that I can't change with a data table bound to a query. The user enters a mark for a student's task or 'A' for absent. However, the person who designed this had the ...
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How to fix SQL Server Management Studio 2014 IntelliSense when intermittent

Our remote SQL Server was recently upgraded to 2014. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2014 on my Windows 10 client computer. At first, everything seemed to be going great, until I noticed ...
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SSMS Client Error: Internal connection fatal error

I am running SSMS 11.0.5646.0 on a Windows 7.0 Pro desktop connected by UTP directly to same network switch as my development server (Windows 2008R2 Standard, SQL 2008R2 SE with SP3). All within the ...
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SQL Job Step created via wizard does not correctly set server & database_name values

I've recently been tasked with migrating a database from SQL Server 2005 to 2008R2. This has all been accomplished without any issues, but one part of the system requires a Snapshot Replication to be ...
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SQL Server Management Studio: how to parse stored procedure code and check if table columns exist?

I'm afraid that SSMS won't parse table columns within a stored procedure. When you click in Parse option SSMS says that parse is completed, even when a procedure is selecting a column that does ...
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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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General access denied error while using import data in SSMS [closed]

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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SQL Server Configuration Manager changes effected via Central Management Server

When using Central Management Server (CMS), under Central Management Server Actions, SQL Server Configuration Manager (SSCM) is an option. When launched, the GUI reflects the information of the CMS....
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ssms - how to format T-SQL scripts?

as part of the process to add articles to my publication I use the stored procedure sp_addarticle: use [Returns] exec sp_addarticle @publication = N'USReturns', @article = N'...
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Large queries are slower in SSMS

I have a large table, about 750M rows. I have an application using Entity Framework to load and parse data, a query that returns 2 million rows takes 4 seconds. The same exact query takes 8 seconds ...
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Create index with a commentary

I would like to add some comments to my indices. So I added some additional information to the index creation script, expecting to see this comment again as soon as I open the script again. But it was ...
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How do I modify the user interface language in SSMS?

How do I modify the user interface language in SQL Server Management Studio? For instance, if I installed in English, but wish to view in Japanese (to name but one possible example). I am running ...
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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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Excluding particular words from a string on a WHERE clause

I have a table that stores invoices and I'm trying to get stats out of it, unfortunately the table is poorly build and some crucial information is all mixed up on a nvarchar field, information such as ...
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SQL Server logins and users — assign multiple logins to a single user? [duplicate]

In SSMS, since I can't assign multiple login objects to a single user object, what is a best practice to achieve an equivalent security model? For example, I have 20 logins and want to give them all ...
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Stuck task in management studio, how do you handle them?

After clicking on "Take database offline" in management studio this message stays hang and won't close if you click on close. What's a good way to deal with stuck jobs like these in management ...
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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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Display table names in titles in SQL Server Management Studio

Does anyone know how to get SQL Server Management Studio to display the Table names in the Title. Right now they are next to useless and every time I need to look at a table I have to reopen it. ...
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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 Management Studio .bak files

I'm new to SQL Server SMS and need help. I have been asked to check that .BAK files restored be checked using SELECT queries in SQL SMS. I have tried to create a new database but get the error "...