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Archives: May 2013

SQL Server – Filtering objects in Object Explorer – Management Studio

When you are working on a database with a large number of objects sometimes it becomes a challenge to locate objects. Object Explorer in SQL Server Management Studio lists all objects according to category and it may be hard to locate specific object.

To resolve this you can Object Explorer… Read more

3 comments, 295 reads

Posted in SQL and Me on 28 May 2013

SQL Server – Show/Hide Results Pane in Management Studio 2012

In earlier version of SQL Server Management Studio (2005, 2008 and 2008 R2) you can show/hide results pane using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+R. This shortcut was also present in Query Analyzer (SQL Server 2000).

This shortcut is no longer available in SQL Server Management Studio 2012. In this version you… Read more

5 comments, 487 reads

Posted in SQL and Me on 20 May 2013

SQL Server – How to Move Table to Another Schema

Starting with SQL Server 2005 all tables are grouped into schemas. While creating a table if the schema name is not specified it is created in the default schema of the user creating it. you can use ALTER SCHEMA command to move tables between schemas.

For example, if I… Read more

1 comments, 869 reads

Posted in SQL and Me on 13 May 2013

SQL Server – How to find Default data and log path for SQL Server 2012

To identify default data and log directories in SQL Server 2012 you can use SERVERPROPERTY() function. In SQL Server 2012 two new parameters are added to SERVERPROPERTY() function namely, InstanceDefaultDataPath and InstanceDefaultLogPath which returns the default data and log directories respectively.

It can be used as below:

SELECT [Default Data… Read more

1 comments, 398 reads

Posted in SQL and Me on 6 May 2013

SQL Server – Finding TCP Port Number SQL Instance is Listening on

By default SQL Server listens on TCP port number 1433, and for named instances TCP port is dynamically configured. There are several options available to get the listening port for SQL Server Instance.

Here are a few methods which we can use to get this information.

Method 1: SQL… Read more

5 comments, 2,747 reads

Posted in SQL and Me on 1 May 2013