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Doesn't look like Taskpad is coming back


Doesn't look like Taskpad is coming back

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SQLEngine
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I was kinda hoping MS would bring back the old sql 2000 taskpad, but I don't see it in November CTP. Moreover, I don't even see the SQL 2005 like Summary for local reports.
I can still see reports per database, same as in sql 2005.
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Google 'Taskpad view custom report' - there are a few to choose from. Download what you want and put it in your My Documents\SQL Server Management Studio\Custom Reports folder. Then run SSMS, right-click on a database and select Custom Report - your Taskpad view should show up. After you have run it for the first time it gets added to the right-click menu automatically.

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Thank youSmile

I take it the Custom reports menu appears only after installing SP2 on you SSMS, since I don't have it now?
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Yes, Custom Reports are cool, but you do need SP2.

Original author: SQL Server FineBuild 1-click install and best practice configuration of SQL Server 2017 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008 and 2005. 14 Mar 2017: now over 40,000 downloads.Disclaimer: All information provided is a personal opinion that may not match reality.Quote: When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor they call me a communist. - Archbishop Hélder Câmara
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