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January 2, 2010

Tab text options in SSMS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sergey Vlasov @ 11:50 am

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 has several built in tab text options:

Tab text options in SSMS 2008

Tab text options in SSMS 2008

You can shorten tabs by omitting parts like server name or login name – SQLQuery1.sql was created with default settings, SQLQuery3.sql was created with database, login and server names off. These options don’t exist in SSMS 2005.


  1. How can I change SqlQuery1.sql to let’s say sql1? I need the database name because I’m constantly changing database connections to query the different database so I need to know where I’m connected to.

    Comment by keith — January 30, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    • Keith,

      You can transform SQLQuery1.sql to SQL 1 with the following Title grouping regex in Tabs Studio options: (?<Name>SQL)Query(?<Ext>\d+)
      But it really stretches current Tabs Studio abilities and will not work if you want to keep database name.

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — January 31, 2012 @ 6:58 am

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