SSMS Tips and Tweaks – Keyboard shortcuts

After some time just saving drafts here (I have a lot of unpublished content right now), I wanted to share some tips to make your life easier when working inside SSMS. The first tip is about keyboard shortcuts.

on SSMS hit Tools, then Options and choose Environment-Keyboard. Enter the queries you want to run with any key combination in there. Here are my queries for example:


select * from 

--ctrl+4 (view all tables of base, with row counts)
SELECT '[' + SCHEMA_NAME(t.schema_id) + '].[' + + ']' AS fulltable_name, SCHEMA_NAME(t.schema_id) AS schema_name, AS table_name, i.rows FROM sys.tables AS t INNER JOIN sys.sysindexes AS i ON t.object_id = AND i.indid < 2 order by rows desc

--ctrl+5 (functions, procedures, views)
SELECT  SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) AS schema_name ,name AS obj ,type_desc as tipo ,null as ViewIsIndexed ,null as ViewIsIndexable FROM sys.objects WHERE type_desc like '%_PROCEDURE' or type_desc like '%_FUNCTION' union all SELECT SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) AS schema_name ,name AS obj ,type_desc as tipo ,OBJECTPROPERTYEX(OBJECT_ID,'IsIndexed') AS IsIndexed ,OBJECTPROPERTYEX(OBJECT_ID,'IsIndexable') AS IsIndexable FROM sys.views order by tipo, obj

--ctrl+9 (view objects containing text inside database. select "text%'" to use)
SELECT OBJECT_NAME(OBJECT_ID) object FROM sys.sql_modules WHERE definition LIKE '%

select count (*) from 



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