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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Upgrading to SSMS with SQL Web Edition turned off Code Outlining : How do I get it back?

I upgraded to SQL Server 2008 R2 Web from Express with Advanced Services recently and code outlining went away. How do I get my collapsible code back? Thanks
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Database created in sqlcmd but missing in SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

I created a database named testbase in sqlcmd in SERVER\MSSQLSERVER. However, I cannot access SERVER\MSSQLSERVER. I also could not find testbase inside the server connection using Microsoft SQL ...
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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 ...
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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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Renaming a column with sp_rename hangs SQL Server 2012

I was attempting to remove a column from a table within SQL Server 2012 for one of our developers. As a precaution, before dropping the column, we rename them to make sure that everything continues ...
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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 ...
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SSMS 2014 (and 2012) CTRL+TAB requires pressing enter

Sometime last week my CTRL+TAB behavior changed. I used to hit CTRL+TAB, release, then I would be in my previous document tab. Now I hit CTRL+TAB, release, and the nav window is still open requiring ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternative method of viewing a database diagram in SQL Server to see what tables have gone missing? [closed]

I have a database diagram for my database, but when I open it in SQL Server, I almost immediately get a message saying some permissions changed or tables in the diagram were dropped or renamed, and ...
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SQL server taking too much time in opening properties in SSMS

I am using sql server express 2008 r2 SP2 from about 2 years. Now a days when i try to check properties of database using sql server management studio it takes too much time(25 to 30 seconds) to open ...
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Missing 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' in SSMS

I've got several users that need to import / export ACCDB Access files into out of SQL Server. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get 'Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine' to show up as a ...
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Databases list not showing up?

This morning when I logged into SQL Server Management Studio (v 10.0.16) I clicked on the databases node and saw all by db's (they are hosted remotely) as I have done for the last 3 years. This ...
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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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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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Generate script for SQL Broker objects

I'm using SQL Server Management Studio to generate scripts for all the objects in an existing database: but the objects related to SQL Broker (messages, queues and services) are not generated. ...
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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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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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Change code editor variable highlighting colour

Within the SSMS Code Editor (for SQL Server 2012) I have this code written within the editor, that has a Dark theme applied. When you click on a variable, SSMS highlights all the other occurrences of ...
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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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Could not start the SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sql Server agent can not start I could not start the SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS) instance as it will give me this error: The request failed or the service did not ...
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Second instance of query designer for a single table in SSMS (Express)?

Forgive me if this is the wrong exchange site for this question. It seems like the right one. I have been a fan of writing queries manually for a long time, but recently I've got into the habit of ...
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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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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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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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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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SSMS 2014 installation - “Invalid license data” when opening ASP.NET files

I have just installed SSMS 2014 Express on a brand new Windows Server 2012 (x64) so I connect to the SQL Server 2014 instance running on a different Windows Server 2012. This is working without issue ...
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Import errors importing CSV to SQL Server table

I am using SQL Server 2014 Management Studio to import a very large .CSV file into a table. So far I have been trying to accomplish this by right-clicking on the database and selecting Import Data, ...
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Start Windows Service If Replication Fails

Setup: We have SQL Server Management Studio 2005 SP3 on all of our Servers. We have 1 Main Server, and 1 Secondary Server that has the database from the Main Server being replicated on it. (If it ...
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SSMS 2008 R2 no longer connects to database [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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HTML column in a full text index?

Using sql server management studio, I want to create a full text index where a certain field is treated as html, tags should be ignored and umlaut-codes should be taken into account. How can I do ...
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Databases can't “see” other databases

This is a bit of a newbie question I think, but all the answers I've found online are for other questions, so I ask here: We have a server that we set up on a virtual machine to handle the passing of ...
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Set default value for all columns with specific name within a database

I've got a database that includes an int column project_id on many tables, and I want to script setting the default value to a specific value for all columns with that name in the database. Note that ...
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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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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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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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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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Warn about table recreation on table change

By default, if you try to change a table using the designer making any of the following changes, you get an error message: You change the Allow Nulls setting for a column. You reorder columns in the ...
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How to disable SSMS table designer timeout?

How do i disable the Table Designer timeout in SQL Server Management Studio? Background This KB Article seems to indicate that if you stop overriding the Designer timeout: To resolve this ...
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Connecting to an SQL Azure Database from SSMS - IP Restriction

I am trying to connect to a new SQL Azure Database via SQL Server Management Studio. The client box running SSMS is hosted on a production DB so we restrict access on 1433 to just a handful of IPs ...
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SQLQueryTableData-Important

In SQL Server Management Studio, when I run the query select * from tablename it shows me the data. But, that table is not physically present in that database. Is it possible?
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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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Can't restore database?

Im trying to restore, let's say, db1. But some of my colleagues are using db2. We're in the same sql server. Why can't I restore my db1.bak even if Im the only one who's using it...? I tried "Take ...