Tag Archives: SSMS

Prevent Truncation of Dynamically Generated Results in SQL Server Management Studio

While working with the Results to Text option in SSMS, you may come across a situation where the output from dynamically generated data is truncated. In this article I will guide you on how to fix this issue and print all the text for the Results to Text option.


Saving changes is not permitted while modifying table design

Problem: There may be scenario while modifying the table design which needs to re-create the table. Even with the full permission while modifying it from SSMS, you get the below message and your table changes will be rolled back.

Saving changes is not permitted. The changes you have made require the following tables to be dropped and re-created. You have either made changes to a table that can’t be re-created or enabled the option Prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created.

Below are the few scenarios where changes in table design will re-create the table.

Changing the column data type
Changing the NULL property
Changing the order of the columns
Adding column before the last column
Changing the identity column property
Changing the computed column expression

Let’s see how can we fix the “Saving Changes is not permitted …”

Go to SSMS – Select Tools menu -> click on Options -> Go to Designers tab page -> Click on “table and database designers” page -> Un-check “Prevent Saving changes that require table re-creation” check box.

SQL Server Management Studio Error 916

When connecting to SQL Server using Management Studio (SSMS), with the limited permissions, you do not see any user databases or receive Error 916 when expanding the database list from Object Explorer. The error message is “The server principal “Login Name” is not able to access the database “database name” under the current security context. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 916).” In this tip I will explain the root cause of the issue and how to fix it.