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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How can I hide a column using a Select statement?

declare @bid varchar(4) = '1007' select sr.release_date, sr.customer_id, sr.customer_name, sr.item_id, sr.item_desc, sr.order_no, sr.qty_on_hand, sr.release_qty, ...
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append 0 returned by DATENAME function Sql Server management studio

I want to append 0 to my minute(mi) result returned by DATENAME function of sql server management studio. select datename(mi,GETDATE()) If the current time where 12:06:33.12(hh:mi:ss) then '6' ...
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Can we move SQL Server installed bit from default location to other drive

My client gave me command line installer for SQL Server. Since it is command line there is no option to select the installation path! So installer automatically chooses the default location C:\Program ...
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How do I compare all tables with nonzero rowcounts (in an archive db) with tables of the same name in the line of business db?

(Full Disclosure: I am a software tester who is out of my depth. Because I am unable to get a definitive answer from the developer due to the necessary independence of the test team, I have to figure ...
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How to do a SELECT inside of a PIVOT [duplicate]

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 [EVAULTTEST].[dbo]....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intellisense in SSMS 2012 not working for 2008 server

I did most of the solutions provided here. I know about enabling IntelliSense clearing the cache connecting to a server >= SQL Server 2008 using the latest SQL Server Service Pack and it works ...
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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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How to distinguish the current operation is done from system or from sql server management studio

We want to record who insert or update a table, so we add "CreatedBy" and "ModifiedBy" columns. When the data is changed through the application, we can easily get the person. But when someone uses ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server TempDB size issue

SQL Server reported that our tempdb is out of space. So I had a quick google search and found this on technet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms176029(v=sql.105).aspx Determining the ...
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Managing SQL Server logins and database users

I am getting a little further into the database administration side of things and starting to set up security access to SQL server databases for users. I have a question about server logins and ...
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Log in as another SQL Server user via SSMS to check their permissions?

I am getting a little further into the database administration side of things and starting to set up security access to SQL server databases for users. I have a question: Once I have given a set of ...
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Microsoft sql server management studio (SSMS) shortcut for changing size of sql/result panes

In the good old days there was a shortcut ctrl-B for changing the size of the Query & Result panes in the Query Analyzer sql editor. In Query Analyzer, just press ctrl-B and the screen splitter ...
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Hide Schemas and Tables

I have the following structure: Views dbo.vSales Sec.vSales Tables dbo.Security Sec.Products Sec.Countries Sec.Users I have 2 groups accessing my Database: Administrators Standard_User ...
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How to backup SQL Server database once evaluation period has expired

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio from last one month that is evaluation period software. I'm not able to login in management studio. when I enter my user name and password it gives the ...
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SQL Server Management Studio: The columns in table do not match an existing primary key or unique constraint

I have two tables: Students and Courses. I want to set a foreign key in the Students table from the couseId column to the courseId column in the Courses table. I have set primary keys to both ...
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Maintenance Plan Wizard generates invalid script?

I've used the Maintenance Plan Wizard to create a plan. When I execute the plan, the "Maintenance Cleaup Task" fails with this error message: Executing the query "EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_delete_file ...
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Task generated T-SQL shows unknown property IsMemoryOptimized

I have modified a Maintenance plan on SQL Server 2008 using SSMS 2014, particularly Reorganize index task - I have added another two databases for this task. When I wanted to check if the T-SQL is OK,...
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Format column length in output - SSMS

SQL Server 2012. Sample query at bottom. I'm trying to create a simple report for when a given database was last backed up. When executing the query at bottom with output to text in SSMS, the ...
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restoring SQL Server from backup into a database with different database name?

I have been provided SQL Server backups to restore but they have to be restored into new databases with different names on same server. To explain it, say I have database "MyDB" and its backup "...
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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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SQL Server Configuration Manager shows no services

I have installed Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 on my system. When I tried to open it for the first time, it asked me for the "Server Name" when I surfed I came to know that I have to ...
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Printing comments or statements when executing script to a output file using TOAD/ORACLE

Coming from a SQL SSMS environment, I would like to duplicate their Print Command which allows you to print commands or variables while executing a query. I am looking for this feature to help ...
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When I implement database mirroring in SQL server it shows an error

When I click the start mirroring button it shows the below error message. When I try to connect the mirror and witness server through management studio it's connecting and working fine. The user I am ...