Knowledgebase: Databases
MS SQL Server 2008 - Saving Changes is not Permitted
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 12 May 2009 10:47 AM


How to disable "prevent saving changes" option:


If you are currently using MS SQL Server 2008 Management Studio, you may receive the following error when attempting to make changes to a database table.

"Saving changes in not permitted. The changes you have made require the following tables to be dropped and recreated, you have either made changes to a table that can't be re-created or enabled the option prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created."


NOTE: This option (prevent saving changes) is enabled by default.


To disable this option:

Click Tools >> Options >> Designers >> Table and Database Designers >> Uncheck "Prevent saving changes that require table recreation"


Once this has been disabled you will be able to make tables changes as anticipated.


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