Posts Tagged ‘SSMS’

Why didn’t I know this SSMS Shortcut?

I was in two minds about whether to blog about this as I’m sure many people know this already! What the hell! I’m not embarrassed to admit I don’t know everything. Even the most casual user of SSMS knows that you can drag any database, table or column from the object explorer to the editor. […]

SSMS SQLCMD Mode: a half done job?

I’ve always been aware of SQLCMD mode in SQL Server Management Studio but until a few days ago I never considered using it. So what is SQLCMD? SQLCMD is a command line application that comes with Microsoft SQL Server, and exposes the management features of SQL Server. It allows SQL queries to be written and […]

My Favourite SQL Tools

BIDSHelper Enhances and extends the functionality of BIDS. I’ve mainly used this with SSIS but there are many tools for SSAS and SSRS included in the package. Two of my favourites include the variable editor (useful when you add them in the wrong scope) and the deployment wizard. These two things alone have probably saved […]