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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Wingdings font in SSMS's column

I do want to create a column which should has check marks and cross marks. Here is the part of my query: iif(order_details.order_status = 'Y',char(252),char(251)) as [completed?] After I execute ...
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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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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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How to delete duplicate records in my database? [duplicate]

I joined about 12 databases into 1 db and in each database I have some duplicate records. How can I delete all duplicate records in my joined database? For example, I want to delete duplicate ...
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SSMS Error - Parameter is not valid

I have both SQL server 2005 and SQL server 2008 management studio installed on a windows server 2003 32 Bit. My issues is that both the SSMS opens fine but i face this below error messages when i ...
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How to export settings (Query Execution) with SQL Server Studio Management 2014

Actually, we're migrating from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014 (approximately 300 servers. With SQL Server Enterprise Manager 2000 and SQL Query Analyzer, we can export some settings (Connections ...
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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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My company changed windows domains and now I cannot access SQL Server Management Studio

I'm able to connect to the object but cannot access the databases (except for master) and cannot change permissions. This is just a local instance and I have backups of the data so I'm not concerned ...
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SSMS 2016 CTP3.1 November Preview (v13.0.800.111) bug? properties error: missing column federated_service_account

Using SSMS 2016 CTP3.1 November Preview (v13.0.800.111) on my laptop, whenever I right click any database object (the database, a table, etc.) I get the below error. TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 Application Cannot Start

I need someone's help. I'm trying to install SQL Server Management Studio on my Laptop Operating System: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 But I got an error message saying: The application cannot start. ...
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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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Are the cost percentages in this SQL Server plan over 100% for a valid reason?

I'm looking through the plan cache, looking for low-hanging optimization fruit and came across this snippet: Why are many of the costs listed above 100% ? Shouldn't that be impossible?
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How to create a non-sa SQL Server login / access without control server permission

I have SQL Server, and I need to give access to other users to run basic queries (just select on 1 database). I have created a login for a user, and have amended their permissions, but once I deny ...
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Cannot update nor insert data to datetime field [closed]

I was trying to insert data through one web application I am developing and I could not insert data, while I was troubleshooting what the problem is, I saw that I can not neither edit datetime field ...
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Error message - view server state permission was denied - when connecing to SQL Server 2014 using SQL Server 2012 Management Studio

When right-clicking on a table and selecting "select top 1000 rows", I get this error: Is there any workaround, other than the obvious upgrade to SQL Server 2014?
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SQL Server Management Studio creates 18456 login error using registered server group

I have been using "Local Server Groups" registration for quite a while now with SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. I have created a group with 5 registered servers. They are registered using SQL ...
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Can SSMS Object Explorer Details configurations be exported?

A number of employees make use of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). I have a configuration file for all new users for Environment (etc) configurations. I want to deliver a uniform view for each ...
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Stuck task in management studio, how do you handle them?

After clicking on "Take database offline" in management studio this message stays hang and won't close if you click on close. What's a good way to deal with stuck jobs like these in management ...
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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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Not able to see systemViews

I recently installed SQL Server 2016 RC3 and latest version of SSMS (April 2016 preview). Today I subscribed to Azure S0 database. When I tried to check system views in Azure and in my local database, ...
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extract values from different stored procedures and create one report

At the company I work, the third party taking care of the database. So there is giant complex stored procedure that produces the result for one parameter only. When management needs a desirable ...
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Why do I not see Configure Distribution when I right-click on replication?

I'm using SSMS 2014 for SQL Server 2008 R2. Why don't I see 'configure distribution' when I right-click on Replication?
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Using SQLCMD with Variables

Im trying to do some general script that i can use to run the same INSERT/UPDATE or DELETE statements on different site databases. This was my first attempt which works just fine, but i have to copy ...
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SSMS Registered Servers with ReadOnly Application Intent

We are working on SQL Server 2014 POC testing with AlwaysOn and one of the user asked about saving the configuration of SSMS with ReadOnly Intent using the registered servers in Local server group. ...
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In SSMS, is “Navigate to” (Ctrl+,) of any use?

In standard Visual Studio 2012 or higher, IDE window called Navigate to... (Ctrl+,) offers all useful objects in scope of currently open project (see samples) getting increasingly filtered as I am ...
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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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Sql Server Management Studio slow opening new windows

After upgrading both sql server and management studio from 2008 to 2012, the management studio 2012 is very slow when new query windows and dialog boxes are opened. Even right click on tables is slow. ...
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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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how to ignore the SSMS (sql server management studio) sql server ansi settings?

The options in Management Studio On Management studio Tools->Options->Query Execution->SQL Server there are options that are set and these prevail over the same options that are set on database ...
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Help undoing an accidental restore on SQL Server 2014

Yesterday I made a serious mistake¹: Restoring the wrong database. Background (you may skip this section): I right-clicked the Test database and proceeded to the "Restore Database" section as ...
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How does SSMS get a list of files in a backup?

When restoring a database that has multiple files, SSMS gives you the option to restore as other paths and file names. How does it retrieve the list of files from the backup? Can I do that in a SQL ...
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Pull the latest Employee and Manager Comments Based on Modified date

I have a table Comments which is linked to the Plan table. Each time the user adds a comment on a specific plan, the Comments table is populated. This table stores the historical data. I need to pull ...
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Is it possible to attach a description field to the records in INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES?

In SQL Server, [database name].INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES has the following columns: TABLE_CATALOG TABLE_SCHEMA TABLE_NAME TABLE_TYPE This table has no additional fields, such as "DESCRIPTION" ...
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Cannot see new drive in SSMS maintenance wizard

I'm trying to setup a Backup Maintenance Plan in SSMS for Sql Server 2012, running in a failover cluster on Windows Server 2012. The current plan backs up to the same cluster volume where the ...
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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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Does SSMS follow the same support lifecycle as SQL Server?

I've found information about the support lifecycle for SQL Server (such as this page for SQL Server 2008/2008R2), but haven't found any information about SSMS. Does SSMS follow the same support ...
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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, for exampletyping: ...
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Browse for Servers does not display local instance

I just installed SQL Server and SQL Server Management Studio but it doesn't show anything in servers list and I don't know how to connect to it. This shows that I have installed SQL Server: ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Not Showing Server Name in object Explorer [duplicate]

I Recently Installed Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (SSMS) on my local machine for development learning purposes. I am running Windows 10 32 bit. When i try to connect, Server Name does not appear. Screen ...
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Full-Text Index menu option not appearing in SQL Server Management Studio AND error when right clicking a table

I am using SQL Server Management Studio Version 11.0.3128.0 and SQL Server 2014 12.0.2361 Web Edition. I have successfully created a Full Text Catalog following these instructions: Cannot use a ...
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SSMS for 2008r2 job activity monitor works…SSMS for 2016 rc1 error message

Wanting to use the latest and greatest, I downloaded the SSMS 2016 rc1 (and have downloaded the previous previews, liking what I see) and I have a situation that is similar to How to resolve error ...
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SQL Server 2016 Plugin's not working [closed]

Recently I installed SQL Server 2016 on my PC. Here is the detailed information of my server : Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (RC1) - 13.0.1200.242 (X64) Mar 10 2016 16:49:45 Copyright (c) ...
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What are valid connection strings for SSMS login box?

What are valid connection strings for SSMS login box? Every once in a while I will have to connect to an instance of SQL Server with some specific configuration setting or in a DMZ where no host ...
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Don't see it : Integration Services Catalog, and open the [All Executions] report

I have SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.2. I am not seeing the option to the "[All Executions] report" in the Integration Services Catalog . How can I solve it? Update: I ...
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Database Recovery Pending

Today I opened Sql Server Management Studio, after logging in as normal one of the DB is marked (Recovery Pending). I tried to recover with the backup file - seemed to work, but would fail as poss ...
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SQL Server does not exist or access denied" after installing SSMS

I recently installed SQL Server Management Studio (which also installed SQL Server 2016 to my local machine), and now am unable to connect to SQL Server from applications on my machine. It will come ...
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What versions of SSMS have an Express edition?

I know all the SQL Server versions from 2005 to 2014 have an express edition. This question is specifically about SSMS. There was an SSMS Express 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2, but I haven't found any later ...
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Connecting from SSMS to an EC2 SQL Instance

I have an EC2 server running SQL2008 R2. I opened the port 1433 and successfully tested with yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports. I have set the SQL Server to Accept Remote Connections. I have set ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 - Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program. (mscorlib)

I have a sql file, which is up to 180 Mb. When I try to open and execute it on Microsoft SQL Server Managment Studio 2012, I am getting this error. . What do do ? I researched on Google. And there ...