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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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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Query Row Count for All Tables

I need help creating an MSSQL query to pass in every table name to the query below, which returns the number of rows. This is how I get the row count for a single table: SELECT Total_Rows = ...
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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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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 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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remove maintenance plan

I have the following error while trying to delete some old Miantenance plans on the MS-SQL server: Please help.
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The log in this backup set is too recent, but it's from before the last full backup!

I'm trying to restore a full database backup plus transaction logs to the most recent transaction log. I've set up transaction logs to ship out every 15 minutes. This setup was performed via the SMSS ...
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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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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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Connecting to sql azure from ssms throw exception 'sys.configurations'

Connecting to Sql Server Azure from MSSQL Server MGMT Studio, following exception occures : Cannot connect to xxxxxxxxx.database.windows.net An exception occured while executing a Transact-SQL ...
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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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Local SSMS client is not connecting one particular server

My SSMS is not connecting to one particular server say X except X it is connecting to all the other servers. Could not find the root cause for this problem do any one have idea here? Guy sitting next ...
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Get physical disk id and drive letters from management studio?

Can anyone tell me how I can go about getting the physical disk id and drive letters of the local server from within management studio? I know I can grab the drive letters with xp_fixed drives and ...
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When using DBCC INPUTBUFFER to find query associated with spid, is there a way to show variable values of that query?

I have been troubleshooting an issue within a database that has some serious blocking issues. I found the command DBCC INPUTBUFFER a while back that allows me to see the query run for that spid. I ...
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How to script a table? [duplicate]

When I right-click a table in Object Explorer and click "Script Table" I can get SSMS to script my table. Can I do that with T-SQL code? I'm after the "CREATE TABLE xx" code that SSMS generates, so ...
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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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Linking SQL Server tables to a PostgreSQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance and also a PostgreSQL 9.3 running on the same network, I would like to know if its possible to somehow create or have 'views' on a database within the PostgreSQL ...
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SSMS returns results immediately; ADO takes longer

I am running a query that returns ~250k results. It is basically SELECT * FROM my_schema.my_view (and the view is somewhat complex, and all table references in it are two-part) I am not passing any ...
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How do I add keyboard shortcuts in SSMS 2012 to run a specific query?

How do I add keyboard shortcuts in SSMS 2012 to select all the data from table? In SSMS 2008 we could assign a shortcut in the following way: ...
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SSMS and Unicode fonts in grid results

I wrote this simple update query: update foo set test ='褠ఓ�ᵂ뱗텬㰗' where id = 1 [test] is an nvarchar(16) column. It's going to contain an encrypted value. In SSMS (10.50) I've set the font for ...
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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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Why does SQL Server Management Studio crash?

When I open SSMS I get this message: SSMS - SQL Server Management Studio has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience What can I do? The issue persists ...
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Code required to make column not nullable

I have a table where I mistakenly allowed NULL values in a column: CREATE TABLE EXAMPLE ( EXAMPLE_ID INT IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL, FOO_ID INT, CREATED_ON DATETIME DEFAULT ...
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Hiding server folders for specific user in SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

Is it possible to hide folders like Security/Server Objects/Replication/.. for a specific login? I have a user who now connects to the SQL Server and he can only see hes own database. This is fine but ...
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Full-Text Index menu option not appearing in SQL Server Management Studio AND error when right clicking a table

I am using SQL Server Management Studio Version 11.0.3128.0 and SQL Server 2014 12.0.2361 Web Edition. I have successfully created a Full Text Catalog following these instructions: Cannot use a ...
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Replication stopped working, no errors

I have a TOP server (SQL Server 2012) with a merge replication to around 4 other servers. When I subscribe to the publication, everything is downloaded fine to the subscriber. The insert of one of ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Diagram Error Code

I have sysadmin privileges on a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. I'm working with the development database and want to save a database diagram I created. When I try to save I get the following error ...
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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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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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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 change default security on SQL Server database so that everyone can use it?

I have a database hosted on my machine that I want co-workers to be able to access and edit through a program I created. My current connection string is: ...
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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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Show data and disk use breakdown by table

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database being used by several deployed programs. Question: Is there an easy way to display how much space each table consumes, for all of the tables in the database, and ...
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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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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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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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T-SQL — Why do ALTER and UPDATE statement only run when separated into their own batch?

I have update and alter statements that are only running when they are put into they're own batch. Below is my shortened version. It'd probably be a good idea to skip the code and read my question ...