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SQL 2012 - Save As saving over original document as well

SQL 2012 - Save As saving over original document as well

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Hi Everyone,

I just had SSMS Tools installed on my laptop. Now when I open an existing query modify it for a different client and then save as to a different location it is saving the changes over the original query as well. Has anyone else had this issue or know how to fix it?

Thanks
Deana

RE: SQL 2012 - Save As saving over original document as well

No, but how are you doing this?
If you open a query, work on it and CTRL+S you overwrite, yes.
As a good practive, open a query, first Save As a new, then all further saves all only alter the new file.
Things like using CTRL+S sneak in as a habit and before you know it you change the loaded query you didn't want to change.

Even, if that's not true and you have the issue you describe 1:1, then a simple workaround obviously is
a) copy in Windows Eplorer or your favorite file commander before editing
b) have backups. Good for anything anyway. Also a good practive to restore single files.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: SQL 2012 - Save As saving over original document as well

(OP)
Hi Olaf,

I am actually using the File > Save As,(I'm a mouse person). I thought maybe it might be a setting with the new SSMS Tools. This didn't happen before it was installed.

Thanks
Deana

RE: SQL 2012 - Save As saving over original document as well

Do you mean SSMS ToolsPack? If so, that add-in has an auto-save feature that works very reliably, and is great as far as making sure you don't accidentally close without saving or have a system crash where you lose anything you didn't save just prior.

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

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