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  1. ADD SENSITIVITY CLASSIFICATION statement support for SSDT

    Azure SQL Vulnerability Assessment will identify columns in the database that should be classified as sensitive. One can do this in SSMS with a simple ADD SENSITIVITY CLASSIFICATION statement.
    BUT, one CANNOT make such a statement in SSDT database project, even if the target version is Azure SQL V12.

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  2. Serious Issue: After Closing, SQL Will Not Open Without Reinstalling Entire Program

    I have already tried working with Microsoft Support four separate times on this but nothing thus far has provided anything beyond a temporary fix. I can open SQL once I install the program, but once I close it I need to reinstall the program to open it again. I have been having issues with another unrelated program since April but have been using SQL since late May, so I have no idea if the two problems are related (I suspect they are).

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  3. SSMS 18.1 SQL Agent Job Step lost focus

    SSMS 18.1 SQL Agent Job Steps

    When deleting a job step, in previous versions of SSMS, the focus would remain at the place of deletion. eg. delete step 18, the step would be removed, then all steps move up and the new step 18 would be in focus. In SSMS 18 & 18.1 the focus returns to step 1 after deletion is time consuming when modifying jobs with large number of steps.

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  4. There is no Database Diagram in SSMS 15.0.18075.0. Does anyone know what happened? Thanks.

    There is no Database Diagram in SSMS 15.0.18075.0. Does anyone know what happened? Thanks.

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  5. Migrating data from say 2017 SQL Web edition to SQL Standard. Any limitations?

    For one of our projects we were hoping to use the 2017 MS SQL web edition for pre-production(DEV, UAT, QA etc) and post-QA testing migrate the data, stored procedures/scripts to STD edition in production. Involves one big push initially and then with every release smaller data being pushed. Are there any limitations or compatibility issues we can run into?

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  6. ssms 18.x not getting launched

    HI Team, I have installed SSMS 18.x when installed and launched it worked fine. After closing the app few time, when I am trying to launch it again its getting started and the window disappears even before launching the app. I could not find the app in the hidden tabs(Alt+Tab) even. I have tried to reinstall the app, even then this is the case. So raising this.

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  7. Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Deployment.exe not in ssms 2018

    It appears that the deployment utility for SSAS is not included in the latest release of SSMS 18. Are there plans to include it or is this being ported over to ssdt?

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  8. SSMS 18.1 still missing status bar colors

    I posted this bug in the early betas and requested it again to be fixed after GA release but in 18.1 there is still no change.

    The query status bar in SSMS 17 and older has been khaki for single server connections and pink for group connections. There is no color for either type in SSMS 18 and going into options and setting it to khaki and pink values is not retained after closing the app. This is very important indicator as a quick confirmation that I'm not in a milti-server query window before executing.

    Tools -> Options -> Text…

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  9. Good afternoon, please add the database diagrams, there are databases in which one works and they have diagrams, help to solve that, thank y

    Good afternoon, please add the database diagrams, there are databases in which one works and they have diagrams, help to solve that, thank you

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  10. SSMS Flat File Import is not working for SSMS 18.1 upgrade

    When upgrading SSMS 18.0 to 18.1, the Flat File Import is no longer importing csv, tab delimited or other delimited files.

    Procedure:

    1. Open SSMS 18.1, select any database to import to.
    2. Right click | Task | Import Flat File
    3. When presented by the file browse of the Wizard, navigate to where the attached (test_csv.txt) and load
    4. The attached (flat_file_import_error.png) appears.

    note: This looks to be happening in my machine, as a fresh install SSMS 18.1 instead of an update on a different machine works.

    Attached:
    flat_file_import_error.png - screenshot of error
    test_csv.txt - sample csv used
    ssmssetup_logs.zip…

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  11. cannot start 18 manager

    MS SQL Server Management Studio Release 18.0 can only start once after installation. The next time you start, you only see the logo for a very short time and nothing happens anymore.
    The program must first be uninstalled. After a new installation, it starts again only once.
    I'll test the SSMS version 17.9 next week
    It's a new Windows Server 2019 with SQL Server 2017.

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  12. SSMS 18.1

    SSMS 18.1 has a bug in restoring databases from UNC folders

    Repro:
    - Object Exploere right click restore database
    - Source: Chose Device and Press ...
    - Press Add
    - Enter a UNC path into the field Backup File Location and press Enter

    In the older versions (17.x and older) the dialog showed the content of the UNC folder. Now nothing happen.

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  13. Cannot disable intellisense

    Even with Intellisense disabled, intellisense is enabled when opening a new query window.

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  14. SSMS 18.0 doesn't script CREATE EXTERNAL LIBRARY properly

    I've tried to script all objects in a database using Tasks -> Generate scripts. The result was missing content and of course error 39044 during execution of the script on another instance:
    ```
    CREATE EXTERNAL LIBRARY [ml]
    FROM (content = '')
    WITH (LANGUAGE = 'R')
    GO
    ```

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  15. Can't Install SSMS 18 with Visual Studio 2019

    Installing SSMS 18 GA will fail if Visual Studio 2019 has been installed, as the former requires Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2017, which will not install if the latter is already installed.

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  16. Don't deprecate database diagrams.

    I design large scale databases visually with the diagram feature of SQL server. I cannot comprehend how a db designer would tackle a large scale ER model. What is the reason for the deprecation and what is the planned alternative?

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  17. SSMS 508 compliance

    Trying to determine 508 compliance for SSMS; any guidance available?

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    Our 508 Conformance documentation can be found the the following link
    https://celaaatprod.blob.core.windows.net/public/1e153b8b-985d-4b0e-9ef9-5fd4170e0c84/52e451a1-b639-4fbe-94ae-55de5d66e06c/SQL%20Server%20Management%20Studio%2018.Windows.RevisedSection508.docx

    This document along with those for other accessibility standards can also be reached by https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/government/2018/09/11/accessibility-conformance-reports/ and searching for “SQL Server Management Studio”

    Thank you for reaching out,
    Erica

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  19. SSMS 18.0 doesnt opens, splash screen ends with a Sound

    SSMS 18.0 doesn't opens, splash screen ends with a sound.
    Repair setup doesn't fix it.
    Issue is fixed after reinstalling SSMS. but reappears after some days.
    Windows Event Logs doesn't show any errors, pls confirm from where to find any logged errors for SSMS.

    Windows 10 Enterprise 1809 OS Build 17763.437
    Visual studio Enterprise 2019 16.1.1
    Visual studio Enterprise 2017 15.9.12

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  20. SSMS 18.0 refuses to start

    SSMS 18.0 refuses to start after one or two days when it's installed. I have to uninstall and install it again. The day it is installed it starts fine. But on the next day the splash screen appears for one second - and then silence.

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