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 Database Keeps Semi-Detaching Itself

Forgive me if I am not using all the proper terms but I have databases that will detach themselves from SQL Server. In SQL Server Management Studio the plus sign will be missing next to the database, ...
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SSMS down arrow on last line

I apologize if this is not the correct place to ask this but something is bugging me. I could have swore that at a previous job I could be on the last line of code in SSMS and hit the down arrow and ...
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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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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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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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In Job Step > Properties, only see two tabs: Package and Configuration

I am trying to set a job step that executes a package to use the 32-bit runtime, as it uses the SQL 10 driver against a SQL 2000 database. The job is running on SQL Server 2012. I see all kinds of ...
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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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Why is my maintenance plan save overwriting job ownership?

I'm slowly untying all the system dependencies to the previous DBA's system account and moving them to a service account. The old DBA had ownership of all the jobs in our maintenance plan. In SSMS I ...
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Custom ORDER BY

Are there other ways to use ORDER on my results? 20150507094958A DISPOSED 2015-05-07 09:50:00.853 Samuel MONEY 20150507094958A DISPOSED 2015-05-22 09:25:00.000 Jeff AUTOMOBILES ...
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Missing Index Not Displaying In Execution Plan

I recently installed SQL Server Management Studio 2014 (Developer Edition), and I noticed that I am no longer seeing the missing index feature. What I have done: Ran the workload through Database ...
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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 (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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Cancel Query in remote ssms from ssms in my pc [closed]

We connect to our customer's database server with vpn. Sometimes we manage Sql server to connect database server or to connect with ssms in our pc's. I executed a query with ssms in database server, ...
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Create Meaningful Visualization for Large Set of Tables [closed]

I'm trying to create a meaningful, usable visualization for my company's ERP database. I've extracted a skeleton of the database so I can make changes without modifying the production environment. ...
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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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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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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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How to make SSMS Properties Window coincide with object selected in Object Explorer

The Properties Window in SSMS seems lame to me. All it shows is the current connection properties. I would like to be able to click on an object in the Object Explorer (e.g. a table or a column) and ...
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Enable SSMS in SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition

We just had an upgrade of all our computers here, and on one of them we loaded our licensed copy of Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Developer edition. I then loaded the service packs (4 for ...
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How to do a SELECT inside of a PIVOT

I am trying to SELECT values from a column in my database in order to perform a PIVOT on those values without hard-coding them. SELECT * FROM (SELECT ItemType, [Status] FROM ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 copy Schema with all user security permissions

I have a prod support request from a high value user to adjust the settings on a company-wide dashboard so that he can manage a section of his workflow currently being excluded from these reports. ...
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SSMS Database Node Refresh causes Restore to Fail

I have confirmed via testing that clicking on the refresh icon (one or more times) for the database node of a SQL Server instance being observed in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS 2012) causes my ...
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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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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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Measuring DB time of application using SQL Server Profiler

I have an application residing on the same host as a SQL Server database. There is a scenario in which this application is slow and due to co-existence of IIS and SQL Server, I cannot get which one ...
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SMSS will start for one user, but not another?

We have a SQL Server 2012 and SMSS 2012 installed. The C:\ recently ran out of space due to a misconfiguration, and now we have 1 user who cannot start SMSS they receive the error: "Cannot find one ...
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Error creating database in SQL Server Management Studio. (Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Sqm)

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 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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Non-clustered index with all columns for “select * from”?

I have a simple SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE DataDate = '18-AUG-2013' query on a table that contains 340 columns and 3.4M rows. Running estimated Execution plan in SSMS (Ctrl-L) suggests I create a ...
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Connect to SQL Server 2012 running on Azure VM via local SSMS 2012

I have been testing VM on Azure. I have created a SQL VM running SQL 2012 on Windows 2012 and would like to connect to it via SSMS 2012 on my local instead of connecting via RDP through Azure Portal. ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 - horrible blue background [closed]

I've just installed SSMS 2012 and when I loaded it up I was presented with a nasty blue background - it looks so bad that I honestly thought something was broken, but apparently it's supposed to look ...
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How to make SQL Server Management Studio use latest version of SQL Server?

I'm upgrading my dev machine from Windows 7 to 8. While installing earlier versions of Visual Studio it installed SQL Server 2005. I then went to this site and downloaded and installed SQL Server ...
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Auto-generate scripts to create tables, indexes, etc

In SSMS, we can right click a database/table/index/... and select the "Script As" option to generate a drop and create script. Is there a way to automate this script generation and drop the scripts ...
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Simple Car Rental database

I am trying to learn SQL development using SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Management Studio. I was trying to model a car rental company, where clients can rent cars, and I have to know which client has ...
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What is this error about in sql server?

Trying to restore database, getting a dialog in SQL Server Management Studio You cannot select backup sets from different databases" Any idea why I am getting this error? BTW backup is from ...
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Why are breakpoints not being hit in SQL Server Management Studio?

SQL Server Management Studio allows debugging of SQL (breakpoints and stepping through the SQL). It is possible to step in to a stored proc being called and to see a call stack. However I cannot ...
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Recovering from: A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server in SSMS

Every now and than I loss the connection in SSMS and get the message Msg 121, Level 20, State 0, Line 0 A transport-level error has occurred when receiving results from the server. (provider: TCP ...
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Show the error message, after I accidentally clicked “Yes” on “don't show error again”

I was trying to alter an existing Maintenance Plan, but received an error on doing so. Before actually reading it I clicked it away, too late realizing that the text said "Do you wish to hide this ...
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Missing diagram option SSMS

I would like to create a relationship between to tables. Normally and in previous versions of sql server and the management studio I would go to database diagrams and draw the relation in the diagram. ...
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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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Formatting SQL Source Code in SSMS [closed]

There are several source code formatters for SQL in SSMS. I have tried a couple and found that are not configurable in terms of what formatting they do (e.g. indenting). Does anyone know of one ...
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Registered Server window does not show Database Engine or Local Server Groups

I am running SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on a Windows 7 machine. After a failed attempt to import my registred servers from SSMS 2008, the icons for Database Engine and Local Server Groups are ...
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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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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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Ctrl-F1 shortcut stopped working in SSMS 2014

I've had the Ctrl-F1 query shortcut bound to sp_whoisactive for years (this technique is described in How to assign CTRL+F1 to sp_whoisactive in ssms 2012?). A few days ago, it stopped working: if I ...
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How to match a version of SQL Server 2008?

It is needed to install a new instance of SQL to the existing Windows SQL Server 2008. I have no idea what was used to originally install the existing 4 instances. Is it R5 SP32? Thanks to MS ...
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SQL logins access

I am trying to set up a set of SQL logins (one for each developer) on a server who can have access to a given set of databases, currently the setup is as follows: Login 1: db_owner of databases 1, 2, ...