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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:54 AM


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a quick, spackle article. Setting different colors for tabs/connections.






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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:22 AM
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Besides paying for a tool? SQL Prompt and SSMS Toolspack will both do this and worth the money. I tried using the built-in connection coloring, but when I used the "Query-Change Connection" menu item, the color did not change appropriately. That meant I could easily run queries against a Production connection thinking I was still using a Development connection.

While I could write a quick blurb on this, I'd have to ultimately recommend not trusting SSMS if you change the query connection within the same window.



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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:38 AM


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besides paying for a tool. I'm looking for a short piece that shows how.

A summary/conclusion at the end can explain why a tool is better.







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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:42 AM
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I could probably write this up, then. I remember being really excited about that feature when it was announced. Then I ran a query against production thinking it was my development environment and quickly looked for (and found) other options. :)


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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:44 AM


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Thanks. Not looking for a long item, but a short explanation of why and show the steps to set up, say, 3 different colors.

If you want to show SSMSToolsPack or Prompt, that's fine.







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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:50 AM
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Thanks. I will try to get something in today. Do I just submit through the Contributions Center and let you know that it's there?


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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 11:12 AM


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Submit it. I see it in the list and check every day or two.






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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:11 PM
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Submitted. I'm sure that you'll want to edit. Just let me know if I missed anything or if you need me to fix anything. I hope the images came through without any problems. They worked for me, but I know that's not always the case.


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Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:32 PM


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Will do, and thanks.






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Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:33 PM
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Steve, would it be possible to correct a technical error in my article? I posted that this feature became available with SSMS 2005. It actually became available with SSMS 2008 and the connection change bug was fixed with SSMS 2008 R2 SP1.


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Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:03 PM


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Edit it in the Contribution Center. Then resubmit.






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