Ten SQL Server Shortcuts You Must Know

SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Microsoft. As a Database Server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications, which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network.
 
Many developers are familiar with using some of the below listed shortcuts for SQL Server Management Studio. Using keyboard is always a preferred way of working as it boosts the working speed tremendously. Thus, I thought of sharing my experience listing these shortcuts that I usually find helpful while working with SQL Server Management Studio.
 
New Window
 
CTRL + N: Open up a new query Window in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
 
Comment Code
 
CTRL + K, CTRL + C: Comment the selected text.
 
CTRL + K, CTRL + U: Uncomment the selected text.
 
Go to Line
 
CTRL + G: Go to specified line number in the current query window.
 
Result Pane
 
CTRL + R: Shows/Hides the Result Pane. Toggle the query results.
 
CTRL + T: Display results to Text
 
CTRL + D: Display results to Grid
 
CTRL + SHIFT + F: Display results to File
 
Change Case
 
CTRL + SHIFT + U: TChange the selected text to UPPER CASE.
 
CTRL + SHIFT + L: Change the selected text to lower case.
 
IntelliSense
 
CTRL + SPACE, TAB: Using Ctrl + Space, suggestions would be given, and using Tab, you can complete that suggestion.
 
Query Execution
 
F5 or ALT + X or CTRL + E: Execute all the queries written on query window.
 
CTRL + F5: Parse the query to check if there are any syntax errors.
 
Profiler
 
CTRL + ALT + P: Open up SQL Server Profiler. Profiler is generally used for tracing and analysing.
 
System SP
 
ALT + F1 (Select any stored procedure on query editor and press ALT + F1) : It runs the sp_help system stored procedure.
 
CTRL + 1: In the same way, it runs the sp_who system stored procedure. It will provide you the details like who created the SP, spid, host name, on which DB the SP was created and so on.
 
Screen
 
SHIFT + ALT + ENTER: Toggle full screen mode.
 
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