Archive for January, 2010

SSMS short cuts

Posted: January 25, 2010 in SQL 2005, SSMS

Although I have been using SSMS for a number of years now I didn’t realise you could create your own short-cuts until I saw it mentioned on the UK SQL Server User Group: http://sqlserverfaq.com/
SSMS allows you to create your own short cut keys:

Under the Menu Tools Select Options

Under Environment >> Keyboard there is a list of shortcut commands.

A Couple are pre-populated Alt_F1 sp_help; Ctrl+1 sp_who; Ctrl+2 sp_lock;

I have added:
Ctrl+F1: master..xp_fixedDrives; Shows how much space is available on the fixed drives

Ctrl+3: Select * from sys.databases; Lists all databases

Ctrl+4: SELECT name AS ‘File Name’ , physical_name AS ‘Physical Name’, size/128 AS ‘Total Size in MB’, size/128.0 – CAST(FILEPROPERTY(name, ‘SpaceUsed’) AS int)/128.0 AS ‘Available Space In MB’ FROM sys.database_files; Shows how much space is available in SQL Data files

Ctrl + 5: DBCC SQLPERF(logspace); shows log files, the size of the file and % free space.
I have since added a couple more. One shows server waits and another shows server activity in a bit more details than sp_who2. I think I’ll keep these as floating short cuts and change them depending on what I am working on or investigating.

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