Getting Started with Adobe After Effects - Part 6: Motion Blur

Upload Image Close it
Select File

Nakul Vachhrajani is a Technical Specialist & Systems development professional with iGATE. He holds a MCTS (SQL Server 2008: Implementation & Maintenance)
Browse by Tags · View All
#SQLServer 305
SQL Server 304
Administration 252
DBA 241
T-SQL 234
#TSQL 232
Development 226
Tips 216
Guidance 148
Best Practices 119

Archive · View All
April 2011 14
March 2012 11
December 2011 11
March 2011 11
December 2012 10
October 2011 10
January 2011 10
September 2013 9
January 2013 9
November 2012 9

Filtering within Object Explorer – Underappreciated features of Microsoft SQL Server

Jan 20 2011 12:00AM by Nakul Vachhrajani   

Continuing my series on the underappreciated features of Microsoft SQL Server (based on the editorial with the same name by Andy Warren on, we will today look at a very simple, productivity enhancing feature of the Object explorer – filtering!

The problem

When working on a complex database schema, it often becomes confusing for the developer/administrator to locate a particular database object from a long list of available objects. Microsoft SQL Server offers two solutions to overcome this challenge.

  1. Use the object search feature referenced in the post
  2. Use object filtering within the Object Explorer

Using filtering within Object Explorer

Filtering within Object Explorer is a very simple and easy 3 step process. In fact, it is so simple that those who have not used this till date will start using it right away.

For the purposes of this demonstration, assume that we have a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instance with the AdventureWorks2008 database loaded, and we need to only work on tables whose names contain the word “Person” in them.

Step 01:
A. In the Object explorer, right click on the “Tables”
B. Go to Filter –> Filter Settings
Step 02:
Enter the object information as necessary. For our case, enter:
Name = Person

(If you only want to work within a schema, enter only the schema name.
image image
Step 03:
Simply click “OK” to apply the filters in the Object Explorer
image image
Step 04:
To remove filtering, all one needs to do is:
A. In the Object explorer, right click on the “Tables”
B. Go to Filter –> Remove Filter

Filtering is applicable to all object types within the Object Explorer. If one is to only work on a particular schema or a set of objects, it is very productive to have only those required objects filtered out. For SQL Server 2005 users, there are no bad news because this feature is available in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 as well.

In my next post, we will now explore how can we effectively use templates within SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio).

Be courteous. Drive responsibly.

Tags: Development, Administration, T-SQL, Performance Tuning, Tips, SQL Server, #SQLServer, #TSQL, Best Practices, Guidance, DBA, SSMS, Tools and Utilities, Series,

Nakul Vachhrajani
4 · 36% · 11648


Your Comment

Sign Up or Login to post a comment.

"Filtering within Object Explorer – Underappreciated features of Microsoft SQL Server" rated 5 out of 5 by 3 readers
Filtering within Object Explorer – Underappreciated features of Microsoft SQL Server , 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
    Copyright © Rivera Informatic Private Ltd Contact us      Privacy Policy      Terms of use      Report Abuse      Advertising      [ZULU1097]