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 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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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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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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SQL Server Management Studio greyed out

We have an issue where Object Explorer will not display. When we choose View > Object Explorer, New Query, or press F8, we get: A generic error occured in GDI+.
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Printing comments or statements when executing script to a output file using TOAD/ORACLE

Coming from a SQL SSMS enviorment, 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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SQL BCP Utility Writing to SSMS Insead of .csv File

I have a stored procedure in SSMS call sp_testInventoryIssues as follows: USE [ADMIN] GO /****** Object: StoredProcedure [dbo].[sp_testInventoryIssues] Script Date: 06/19/2015 16:02:29 ******/ ...
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SSIS Package Deployment Failure using SSDT

SSIS fails almost immediately on the final "Deploying project" step of the Deployment Wizard (Package Deployment Model), using Visual Studio 2010 (SSDT) connecting to a SQL 2012 Server: Failed to ...
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SQL Server Windows authentication: VMs versus others

This really seems like a weird one to me. I have two VMs of interest, one is running Win2k8 R2 x64 and the other is running Windows 7 X64. The server is hosting SQL Server 2k8 while the latter has SQL ...
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SQL queries failing, Memory not releasing

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 with 8GB of ram and SQL Server is limited to 6GB. It seems to not be releasing the memory its used, and at some point future queries begin to fail. This is a mirrored ...
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can not login to SQL Management studio using “SQL Server Authentication”

i am able to login to sql management studio 2008 r2 using "windows authentication", but if i chnage the Authentication type to be "Sql server Authentication" instead of "windows authentication", i ...
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Debugging value of varchar set to empty string crashes SSMS?

DECLARE @test varchar(1) = ''; SELECT @test When debugging, hovering over @test displays a little {...} token, and clicking the magnifying glass to open the text visualizer causes an application ...
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How to query a server linked via ODBC

I've looked at multiple other questions about querying linked servers, but nothing has worked for my setup. Notes: I'm not using localdb at all. I just wanted to use SQLSMS for a remote cache ...
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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 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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View all tables referenced by foreign keys in SSMS [duplicate]

I have a database with a lot of tables, the tables have a lot of foreign keys. Is there an easy way to view the other tables being referenced by the foreign key in a given table? I tried "view ...
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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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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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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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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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Maintaining multiple build versions of asp .net / SQL Server applications

We have new versions of .net applications deployed every week for testing given in form of new build files. Can any one suggest how I can maintain many versions of the builds without having to keep ...
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Moving results from an MS SQL query in Excel - line breaks in data

I select all the output from my query by clicking in the left upper corner in the MS SQL Server Management Studio results window. I right-click, then select "copy with headers." Then paste into ...
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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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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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How can I deploy a composite data tier application (DACPAC) from Managment Studio?

I have SQL Server Managment Studio 2014 installed and want to use it to Deploy a Data-tier application (dacpac) via the GUI. My database solution consists of two .dacpac files, where one package ...
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how can I track down the source of “Internal connection fatal error”?

I'm working on a 6-700 line SQL script today. I'm running it from SSMS. Pointing at a SQL 11.0 db. About half the time I run it, I get: An error occurred while executing batch. Error message is: ...
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Linked Server in SSMS 2014 - Shared Memory Provider, error: 0 - The pipe has been ended

I'm trying to connect to Mongo database from Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio through Linked Servers using Mongo ODBC Driver. Right now I'm testing Easysoft ODBC Driver. I can connect to the ...
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Missing Database Mail Configuration Wizard in SQL Server 2008 R2

I was able to verify that Database Mail is installed and running but when I expand the management folder there is no Database Mail Configuration Wizard.
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Sql Server Management Studio can't remember passwords [duplicate]

When I connect to a database using ssms, I also have a checkbox labelled "Remember password". However, ssms will not remember the password. The next time I connect to the same server, I have to write ...
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How to extend the Central Management Server in SSMS?

I'm looking into Central Management Server and I'm a bit surprised there's no 'Custom Reports' node in SSMS to add things into. It seems like that's exactly where you would want to place something ...
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Is there any way to avoid SSMS 2012 allocating extra 1.5 GB RAM for non-standard color scheme?

SSMS 2012 allocates 1.7+ GB of RAM if the colors for Text Editor are different from default. Every few keystrokes GUI freezes for 5-10 seconds, which does not occur with standard color scheme. When ...
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SSMS 2012 Application Hang on start up

This morning I had to unsafely shut my computer down, unfortunately SSMS 2012 was open at the time. Now when I open SSMS I get no database connection popup and everytime I click on the window I hear ...
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SQLCMD mode: environment variable syntax?

I assume the best way to set my SSMS (SQL Server 2005) output file path during runtime of T-SQL, is to use SQLCMD mode. How do I use environment variables (e.g. %systemroot%) in the code? The ...
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Can connect to SQL Server 2012 via OSQL and SQLCMD but not via SSMS

We have individual developer edition SQL Server 2012 databases set up on each of our developers PC's. All PC's are Windows 7, firewall is disabled and everything runs fine. We're now looking to ...
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Network flow for Import Export Wizard

When I use the Import Export Wizard on my workstation to move data from ServerA to ServerB does the data flow over the network directly from ServerA to ServerB? Or does it go from ServerA to my ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 - Data Collection

I set up Data Collection for simple and basic monitoring of instances of SQL Server 2008 R2 (/2012) (is simple, accessible for and with very nice colors for my boss :-) But one of instances showing ...
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“Show table data” option to edit compact database

I have installed sql server compact edition 3.5 and i am sql server management studio to edit table.I am using "Show table data" option which comes on right click to a table of compact database. But i ...
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Cannot restore Amazon RDS SQL Server database to given point-in-time using SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

I'm trying to restore one of my Amazon DRS SQL Server databases. Using SQL Server Management Studio, I can correct to my DRS database instance using the master account I created when creating the ...
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Connect only once for all queries in SSMS?

I have an MSSQL database on a remote server. SSMS 2012 asks me to connect every time I double click a query in "Solution Explorer" in my project despite all of them having the same connection. Also, ...
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Cant connect to Server using SSMS on my desktop

SQL SERVER 2008 R2 When attempting to connect to the default instance of sqlserver on our local server from SSMS on my desktop I'm receiving the following error. A network-related or ...
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How database users see their objects in sql server

I have a large SQL Server 2008 database that has many tables, stored procedures, and functions. This database also has several users. How can I make it so that each user, after connecting to the ...
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Pasting data from Excel table takes very long [closed]

I use SQL Server Management Studio 2012 to import data from Excel sheet to a table on SQL Server. I use the most straightforward way that I just Ctrl+C a table in Excel and Ctrl+V in table edit window ...
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Sending an automated email through a nightly job

I had the following SQL query: select substring(PostOfficeBox,1,4) as 'Postcode' , COUNT(CASE WHEN New_accounttype = 1 THEN New_AccountType ELSE NULL END) as 'New Connections' , COUNT(CASE WHEN ...
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Trying to add permission to a Role is failing

I am trying to add a role into Create and Restore permissions and After researching online, it sounds like it should be as easy as using the GRANT statement. So far so good. However, my simple grant ...
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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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SQL Server Agent 2012 Job Schedule Report [closed]

I am looking for a report that will display graphically what jobs are scheduled on the server and when. My goal is to very quickly be able to glance at it and find a time where a new job will not ...
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Cannot connect in SSMS with Windows Authentication

I found and added the server name through <Browse for more...> -> Network Servers so it exists and is correct. What seems weird is that the Password field is empty and I cannot modify ...
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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 ...