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How can I check what all SQL server features and version are installed on my Machine ?
It’s a frequently asked question. You need to study your environment, need to login each instance to check version & other details, to answer this question.
Till SQL Server 2005, you have no direct solution.
But Starting from SQL Server 2008, Microsoft added a SQL Server discovery report as an useful tool under Tools page of Installation Center.
SQL Server Discovery tool
Lunch SQL Server Installation Center under Configuration Tools ( Click on the Start menu, go to All Programs, click to Microsoft SQL Server <Version Name>, under Configuration Tools click on SQL Server Installation Center) OR Directly Run Setup.exe & browse to Tools Page
Report will be generate & open in default browser automatically
The SQL Server Discovery Report will be saved automatically in %ProgramFiles%Microsoft SQL Server100Setup BootstrapLog<last Setup Session>
Other Useful Options
· You can also generate the Discovery report through the command line. Run “Setup.exe /Action=RunDiscovery” from a command prompt
· If you add “/q” to the command line above no UI will be shown, but the report will saved in %ProgramFiles%Microsoft SQL Server100Setup BootstrapLog<last Setup Session>
· SQL Server discovery tool cannot be used to discover Remote SQL server installation
Intellisense is a new feature that comes with SSMS(SQL Server Management Studio) 2008 onwards. Intellisense makes coding quite easy.
But Sometimes I find that intellisense becomes stale and you start getting the wavy red lines when writing code. Even though object exists in database but Intellisense is not able to recognize it.
Refreshing the cache is quite easy but not necessarily strictly required.
Go to Edit -> IntelliSense -> Refresh Local Cache OR you can use shortcut Ctrl + Shift + R
You can check in below image that database has 5 table but intellisense showing only 4 tables. Table “JKL” is missing from intellisense list. You can refresh the Intellisense to get all tables.
More details on Intellisense can be found over MSDN : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh245114.aspx
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In SQL Server 2005 and later, the information in the TextData column captured for the RPC:Starting and RPC:Completed events is also available in the BinaryData column. For performance reasons, it is more efficient to include the BinaryData column and omit the TextData column, when adding these events to the trace. If the BinaryData column is included, Profiler will extract the text from that column and display it in the lower event details pane, even if the TextData column was not included for the event.
However, a problem occurs when the trace does not contain ANY events with the TextData column. If such a trace is open in Profiler, the TextData column is not displayed in the grid, and the text information associated with the RPC:Starting and RPC:Completed events is not displayed in the lower event detail pane, even though the information is available in the BinaryData column.