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Cannot Alter Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Table Object in Design Mode

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Cannot alter Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Table Object in design mode

Overview

Couple of week ago, I saw some posted messages not only at CodeProject but also on some other technical database forums; most of the posted message were like "Cannot alter Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Object (design mode)". So I thought that the solution should be shared with you although it's a very effortless way to do.

This article is not about sharing some programming ideas / concepts and some excellent code snippets. It's about sharing the necessary settings that you need to change to work in design mode simply as you did in Microsoft SQL Server 2000.

Solution

As we discussed earlier about the dilemma, actually this is not a problem, but some times it seems to me that it just creates a little panic when working with database object in design mode.  The following figure - A shows the warning message if your SQL Server 2008 has the default settings, and figure - B shows the Option window of SQL Server 2008.  

 

Figure - A  

Well let’s start….. To change the settings, you need to follow the instructions listed below.

Step(s)

  • Open Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Click on the tools menu and select Options.
    A window will appear with the various SQL Server settings options.

  • Select the Designers node and after that, click on the Tables and Database Designer sub node. Here you will find some option of a Table. The following figure - B shows the general options of SQL Server database Table object.

    Figure - B
  • You will find a checkbox (marked in orange color) named “Prevent saving changes that require table re-creation”. By default, the value of the checkbox is checked. You just need to uncheck the checkbox, that’s all.

For more information about the warning message can  be found at this link. 

Conclusion  

I hope that this might be helpful to you. 

History

  • 16th October 2009: Initial post

License

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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinprofessionalMiguel Pinheiro | Firmaware, Lda18-Oct-13 4:10 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberravikant.sharma0124-Jan-13 19:39 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberlittlepinkii26-Jun-12 17:53 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinmentorMd. Marufuzzaman26-Jun-12 19:41 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberRoberto Rangel13-Jun-12 5:47 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinmentorMd. Marufuzzaman26-Jun-12 12:13 
Hi,
Wow, I am so glad to know.
Thanks
Md. Marufuzzaman


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QuestionSuperb Pinmembermohit_savita24-Mar-12 23:21 
AnswerRe: Superb PinmentorMd. Marufuzzaman26-Jun-12 12:14 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberMel Padden20-Mar-12 4:34 
GeneralMy vote of 4 PinmemberPJ du Preez2-Oct-11 21:39 
GeneralRe: My vote of 4 PinmvpMd. Marufuzzaman5-Oct-11 23:54 
GeneralMy vote of 2 Pinmemberluisnike1931-Mar-11 11:36 
GeneralGood One Pinmembersashidhar25-Oct-09 19:37 
GeneralRe: Good One PingroupMd. Marufuzzaman29-Oct-09 3:38 
GeneralRe: Good One Pinmembersashidhar29-Oct-09 5:14 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberBrad Raulston24-Oct-09 5:48 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PingroupMd. Marufuzzaman25-Oct-09 18:21 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 Pinmemberg0got216-Apr-10 2:30 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmvpMd. Marufuzzaman16-Apr-10 3:16 
GeneralFix the Figure reference PinmemberEd Bouras21-Oct-09 2:47 
GeneralRe: Fix the Figure reference PingroupMd. Marufuzzaman23-Oct-09 21:46 
GeneralCool Pinmembergaurav_verma_mca20-Oct-09 22:33 
GeneralRe: Cool PingroupMd. Marufuzzaman23-Oct-09 21:26 
GeneralA warning would be a good idea, or at least a link to MS PinmemberDean_DOT16-Oct-09 7:15 
GeneralRe: A warning would be a good idea, or at least a link to MS PingroupMd. Marufuzzaman16-Oct-09 16:49 
GeneralRe: A warning would be a good idea, or at least a link to MS PinmemberMember 150309619-Oct-09 21:30 
GeneralRe: A warning would be a good idea, or at least a link to MS PingroupMd. Marufuzzaman20-Oct-09 2:26 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmemberkenan3416-Oct-09 3:38 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PingroupMd. Marufuzzaman16-Oct-09 4:28 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberGnomedog16-Oct-09 5:56 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberIndivara27-Oct-09 23:48 

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