Useful Short Cuts in SQL Server

Hi Guys, 

Please find the useful short cuts in SSMS.

Query Analyzer is a great tool to have and here are a list of all shortcut keys you can use to speed up your keyboard capabilities to use Query Analyzer.

Bookmarks: Clear all bookmarks. CTRL-SHIFT-F2
Bookmarks: Insert or remove a bookmark (toggle). CTRL+F2
Bookmarks: Move to next bookmark. F2
Bookmarks: Move to previous bookmark. SHIFT+F2
Cancel a query. ALT+BREAK
Connections: Connect. CTRL+O
Connections: Disconnect. CTRL+F4
Connections: Disconnect and close child window. CTRL+F4
Database object information. ALT+F1
Editing: Clear the active Editor pane. CTRL+SHIFT+ DEL
Editing: Comment out code. CTRL+SHIFT+C
Editing: Copy. You can also use CTRL+INSERT. CTRL+C
Editing: Cut. You can also use SHIFT+DEL. CTRL+X
Editing: Decrease indent. SHIFT+TAB
Editing: Delete through the end of a line in the Editor pane. CTRL+DEL
Editing: Find. CTRL+F
Editing: Go to a line number. CTRL+G
Editing: Increase indent. TAB
Editing: Make selection lowercase. CTRL+SHIFT+L
Editing: Make selection uppercase. CTRL+SHIFT+U
Editing: Paste. You can also use SHIFT+INSERT. CTRL+V
Editing: Remove comments. CTRL+SHIFT+R
Editing: Repeat last search or find next. F3
Editing: Replace. CTRL+H
Editing: Select all. CTRL+A
Editing: Undo. CTRL+Z
Execute a query. You can also use CTRL+E (for backward compatibility). F5
Help for SQL Query Analyzer. F1
Help for the selected Transact-SQL statement. SHIFT+F1
Navigation: Switch between query and result panes. F6
Navigation: Switch panes. Shift+F6
Navigation: Window Selector. CTRL+W
New Query window. CTRL+N
Object Browser (show/hide). F8
Object Search. F4
Parse the query and check syntax. CTRL+F5
Print. CTRL+P
Results: Display results in grid format. CTRL+D
Results: Display results in text format. CTRL+T
Results: Move the splitter. CTRL+B
Results: Save results to file. CTRL+SHIFT+F
Results: Show Results pane (toggle). CTRL+R
Save. CTRL+S
Templates: Insert a template. CTRL+SHIFT+INSERT
Templates: Replace template parameters. CTRL+SHIFT+M
Tuning: Display estimated execution plan. CTRL+L
Tuning: Display execution plan (toggle ON/OFF). CTRL+K
Tuning: Index Tuning Wizard. CTRL+I
Tuning: Show client statistics CTRL+SHIFT+S
Tuning: Show server trace. CTRL+SHIFT+T
Use database. CTRL+U

So let’s get started ….


6 Responses

  1. Hey Gaurav,

    What an excellent article… Hats off to your community work, and in-depth knowledge of SQL Server. Hope MS gives you MVP award to recognize your excellent effort in sharing in-depth SQL Server knowledge.

    All the best and hope to meet you somewhere…

  2. Just came across this wonderful shortcuts article… Let me subscribe to your RSS feed, Facebook feed, Twitter feed…

    Please keep writing about these indepth things in SQL Server….

    You rock…. Infact, Rock star Gaurav!!!


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