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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What is this upside-down silver key icon

I inherited a SQL Server 2005 3rd party server and database to look into to be able to generate reports and dashboards on. On one table, I found a new icon: a blue-silver upside-down key, alongside ...
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Can I import a specific vssettings file when launching SSMS?

In the interest of disambiguating between when I am connecting to non-production and production, I utilize vssettings for a specific theme in Management Studio (fire-and-brimstone style when in prod, ...
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Unable to ping/connect to azure sql server from sql server management studio

I created a database in azure and assigned a new server to it. I entered my ip address in the firewall and tried to connect to the server in Sql Server Management Studio but no success. I tried to ...
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How do I change the default “File Name” value in SQL Server's Generate Scripts wizard?

I'm on SQL Server 2012. The "Generate and Publish Scripts" wizard seems to remember the first path I gave it in the Set Scripting Options → Save to File → File Name box, but will under no ...
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hide system databases sql server management studio

I have installed sql server express 2008 and also sql server management studio. I've successfully configured remote connectivity and created a database user and password. my problem is that in the ...
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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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Users cannot view tables in non-default schema in SSMS

I'm having an issue setting the VIEW DEFINITION permission appropriately at the schema level for one of my users. I've created the schema TestSchema and added some tables. The user currently has ...
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SQL Server Management Studio with Multi subnet HADR cluster

We are starting to deploy Multi-Subnet HADR AlwaysOn clusters for our environment. Using MultiSubnetFailover=True in application connection strings works. However, SSMS connections require manual ...
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SQL Server Express 2014 Installation directory

I face recently a problem when starting SQL Server Management Studio. As it can't start, I uninstall it. When trying to install it again, I am asked to select the installation folder of SQL Server. ...
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How do I configure SQL Server Management Studio Intelisense to ignore case

The way we have our db configured, case does not matter, but in the query editor intelisense is using case much to my frustration. I like that autocomplete feature of intelisense but I have had to ...
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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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How do I get SSMS to use the relative path of the current script with :r in sqlcmd mode like SSDT does?

If I have foo.sql and bar.sql in the same folder, foo.sql can reference bar.sql when run from SSDT in sqlcmd mode with :r ".\bar.sql". However, SSMS won't find it. Procmon shows SSMS is looking in ...
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SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2014 Management Studio

I successfully installed SQL Server 2014, but when I look for SQL Server Management Studio it was not on the CD. I have just downloaded SQL Server 2014 Management Studio separately and would like to ...
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use variable as column name in where clause in sql

I want to use a variable as column name in my SQL query. Problem: I can not use dynamic SQL as the SQL query that I have is inside of a user defined inline table function. What are other possible ...
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Quickly clone a database in SQL Server Management Studio

For testing purposes, I often have to clone databases (onto the same server). Currently I do this by creating a backup and restoring it as a new database. I would love to have such a functionality ...
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Can I implement Intellisense into my stored procedure with custom constants?

I created a stored proc to do some cleanup on some orphaned temp tables by issuing a DROP. However, I want to vary the time threshold so I have a stored procedure that accepts a time unit (e.g. hours, ...
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Update statement with a function

I'm just curious. I was trying to optimize an update statement with a function Ex update circle set area = fnGetArea(radius) where ...<bunch of conditions> This update went 5-10mins and when ...
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Export SQL Agent jobs with steps and scripts

I recently saw some kind of export of SQL jobs configured under SQL Server Agent that I would like to achieve as well. Unfortunately I don't have any trace to author of that report to ask him\her ...
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SSMS IntelliSense doesn't work on particular database

I have SSMS 2014 installed on my desktop, and many 2012 and 2014 databases running in our data center, so far I found one database (database A) doesn't have IntelliSense working, e.g. typing: SELECT ...
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SQL Server Temp Database Monitor Tools [closed]

Please suggest best tool to monitor temp db activity to find the objects which have excessive temp db usage.
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Update a set of SQL statements

dbo.MatchFirstName(@FirstName) and dbo.MatchLastName(@LastName) are table Value Functions(TVFs). Problem: In my Update statement i.e Update #Temp after Insert, I want only those rows to be ...
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SSMS (2012) limit # of characters on editor window line

Is there a way to enforce a hard limit on the number of characters allowed on a line in the SSMS editor window? I have searched, but am unable to find an option to set this. I'd like to force the ...
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SSMS login fail to Linked Server

i have one server with SQL server 2012 standard on cloud environment and one linked server with sql express on remote location connected with VPN , im using transactional replication every time when ...
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SSMS 2008 R2 no longer connects to database [closed]

Before Christmas I had no problem connecting SSMS 2008 R2 to a specific remote database. Since Christmas, I get this error when I try to connect: TITLE: Connect to Server Cannot connect to ...
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Inner join and group by [closed]

So I've got two tables. Accounts has three columns: id, Account_ID, Account_Name Tickets also has three columns: id, Account_ID, Description I can use the following query to get the most ...
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Bring back the replaced database?

Story: I tried to restore my backup database using a different name (The backup database name is "db1" and db1 is still existing in sql server. In restore, I renamed the "To Database" field into ...
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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 ...
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Query data before a commit transaction

My understanding is that, in a MS SQL Server Management Studio window, after doing a "begin transaction" and then making some changes like add data to a table , you can only query that table and those ...
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Export a varbinary column to file system using existing authentication

I want to export a varbinary column to a file system. I can use BCP command to export data from a varbinary column, which requires username and password being sent along with BCP command. I can use ...
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Compatibility level when upgrading a SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2012

I would like to move my databases which are currently running on SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012, using the Copy Database Wizard in SQL Server Management Studio. Should I first set the database ...
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Registered Server list and groups disappeared from SQL Server 2012 Management Studio

I recently installed SQL Server 2012. Due to some issue, the databases services did not install successfully, but Management Studio did, which was OK to start with, as I usually access remote servers. ...
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Error: Package ‘Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Package’ failed to load [closed]

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 64bit installed with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). I've been using SSMS for log time but recently when I try to open SSMS, I get the above error. I've tried all the ...
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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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Can I connect to a SQL Server 2000 instance from SQL Server Management Studio 2012?

I would like to update my development machine to SQL Server 2012 but I still manage some (very old) SQL Server 2000 machines. Wil my 2012 SSMS be able to connect to those SQL Server 2000 machines? ...
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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. ...
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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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Replicate MySQL INSERT to MSSQL table

I'm running into a challenge here trying to "sync" a MySQL table with a MSSQL table. My scenario involves my linux-based website submitting form data submissions to a MySQL database on that web ...
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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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View designer strange join syntax

I have a data warehouse with a lot of views built in with the SSMS view designer. Viewing the syntax, the FROM clauses are unintelligible to me because the ON statements do not follow straight after ...
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Reset Key Names to Defaults?

I'm working with some tables/columns that were renamed at some point, but the names of the primary/foreign keys are still based on the previous names. In SSMS is there any (preferably automatic) way ...
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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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Linked server in SQL Server 2005 using NT authentication impersonation

I am trying to Link a server using an NT authentication as the impersonated connection, but this connection will be static to a specific user instead of passing the currently logged-in user's ...
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Get trigger query using query analyzer

I have a server in which there is no SSMS installation, and only query analyzer is available. And all I need to do is find the trigger information (basically trying to find out what that trigger ...
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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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SQL Server Express: difference between connecting to localhost and localhost\sqlexpress

I am new to SQL Server and am following some tutorials. I have not yet created any databases. In SQL Server 2012 Management Studio I click on "connect" -> "Database Engine". I noticed that, using the ...
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Create SQL Script Repository [closed]

I need to get all my SQL scripts in some kind of script repository. I have searched the web but no luck so far. I thought of creating a repository in a SQL database, my problem so far is to properly ...
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View permission to SQL Server logs on SSMS GUI

I would like to give a user see SQL Server logs from GUI, not through xp_readerrorlog. I was just wondering if this was possible? Thank you.
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Reducing size of datatype involved in index fails where as increasing size work

This question is related to my previous question Database events that will cause deletion of index For example if i create a table like CREATE TABLE dbo.Customers (ID INT IDENTITY(1,1) PRIMARY KEY ...
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Only Filtered condition gets deleted from index after datatype change using SSMS

In SSMS if I create a filtered index we can see filtered condition in index properties. But if I change column type of a column involved in filtered index using SSMS , then after column type changes ...
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SQL Server Comparison

I am merging two different versions of a database. I want to add some specific fields from source database to destination, so I used Visual Studio to do that. It does the job quite well but only table ...