December 17, 2008

Resolving the warning 'Saving changes is not permitted' in SQL Server 2008

For those new to SQL Server 2008, when you perform operations like Adding/Dropping a column or changing the data type of the column in the Management Studio, a warning pops up:

"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."


In order to prevent this warning from occuring, Go to Tools > Options > Designers > Table and Database Designers > Uncheck the checkbox 'Prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created check box'

Now you will be able to make changes to the tables.

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2 Responses to "Resolving the warning 'Saving changes is not permitted' in SQL Server 2008"
  1. Yordan Georgiev said...
    January 25, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    Tnx for sharing!

  2. Nethor said...
    July 14, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    Thanks for the info. I wonder what is the rationale behind that new option?


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