Though Intellisence is usually a very nice feature to have when working in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), it can sometimes get in the way. Here’s how you can disable it if you ever feel the need to: 1. From the Tools menu, select Options. 2. Select the Text Editor option on the … Continue reading How to Disable Intellisence in SSMS
Ever get this message in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) when you’re certain that the object exists? Then it proves you right when you go ahead and execute the command anyway? Why does SSMS complain that the object doesn’t exist when it obviously does? This happens because SSMS does not monitor database changes made in … Continue reading How to Get SSMS to Recognize an Existing Object (Refreshing Lists in SSMS)
As Microsoft continues to develop and promote their cloud-based SQL services, database administrators will have to become adept at administering their company’s Azure-based assets. If you’re a “reluctant DBA” – someone tasked with managing databases just because you’re “the Microsoft person” in your environment and not because you have any DBA training – Azure can … Continue reading How to Administer a SQL Azure Database?
My students sometimes ask me how they can script multiple tables, views, or other database objects at once without having to do it one at a time. They correctly point out that you can select only one table at a time in SQL Server Management Studio’s Object Explorer, only one view at a time, one … Continue reading How to select multiple SQL Server database objects in SSMS
There are times when it is necessary to join a table to itself. Let’s take a look at the Employee table in the AdventureWorks database to understand the need for a self-join and then how to put one together. We’ll see how to put together a simple self-join and then how to join more tables … Continue reading The Self-Join SQL Query