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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SSMS 2014 “Deploy Database” feature has old SQL Azure settings

I'm attempting to test-deploy an existing SQL Server 2005 database into SQL Azure using the "Deploy Database to Windows Azure SQL Database" task in SQL Server Management Studio 2014. When the ...
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Login failure error log when querying Central Management Server group

I am querying a group under a Central Management Server, which results in the following being logged to the SQL Server Error Log. Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 38. Login failed for user ...
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SSMS 2014 working with SQL Server 2005 instances

Is there any major complication that one could run into while using the latest (developer) version of SSMS with older SQL Server 2005 instances? Any way one could affect the data by using this ...
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How to find unused indexes?

I am working on a Data warehouse. I have tables with up to 200M records. Some of these tables have around 20+ indexes (I can't provide a reason why they have been created in the first place). This is ...
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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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Unable to attach mdf file on SQL Server 2014

I have SQL Server 2014 on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine. However, I couldn't find any sample database for 2014 version and hence I am trying to attach AdventureWorks2012_Data.mdf file by right clicking ...
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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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my azure sql database is not connecting with SSMS 2014

The firewall contain my IP in valid list but I am still getting error in connection. I tried the command C:\Users\MianAsbat>SQLCMD -U username -P password -S and got the following response. I ...
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General access denied error while using import data in SSMS

I am using SQL Server Management Studio with the following version information below: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.4000.0 Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) ...
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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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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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Connection to local SQL Server 2012 can be established from SSMS 2008 but not from SSMS 2012

I have two local SQL Server instances running on my local machine. The first is SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (named MSSQLSERVER) and the 2nd is SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Edition. ...
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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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Copy+Pasting currency value from SSMS 2012 to excel does not complete or calculate new value

So I'm trying to copy and paste some query results into Excel, and for some reason it seems to be not properly completing the first value. Let me explain what I mean by this. In Excel the cells I am ...
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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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Inline edit SQL Server database rows from Visual Studio

I'm pretty sure Microsoft have pulled one of the most useful features for performing quick edits on a SQL Server Database within the Visual Studio IDE. It seems to have only affected SQL 2012 ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Diagram Error Code

I have sysadmin privileges on a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. I'm working with the development database and want to save a database diagram I created. When I try to save I get the following error ...
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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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Database cannot be upgraded because it is read-only or has read-only files. Make the database or files writeable, and rerun recovery

I have received a database file and the instructions for loading it is to install SQL Server 2005 and then attach it using SQL Server Management Studio. After installing everything, I tried to attach ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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"Could not find stored procedure' even though the stored procedure have been created in MS SQL Server Management Studio

I have created a table testtable inside the database testbase that have the following structure: product_no (int, not null) product_name (varchar(30), not null) price (money, null) expire_date (date, ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server Management Studio 2014 Backup - Set Property Devices Error

I recently upgraded my local SQL Server to Version 2014, which also installed the SSMS 2014. When using SQL Server Management Studio 2014 to create a backup (both local and remote, Server Versions ...
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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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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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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 ...