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  • Microsoft SQL Express

    Hi all,

    So I'm playing in the web app section today. I've installed SQL Express from Microsoft. I am trying to find a way I can easily control the data types and names of fields etc through some form of GUI. I have found the database explorer in A5, but I was hoping for something more GUI where I can drop and create fields as required.

    Anyone have any suggestions, ideally in the freeware world?

    Thanks
    Wise Alpha once said said to me...
    ..."Change must begin first."

  • #2
    Re: Microsoft SQL Express

    Use Microsoft's (free) SQL Server Management Studio.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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    • #3
      Re: Microsoft SQL Express

      SQL Server Management Studio is exactly what youre looking for.
      Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
      REA Inc.
      http://reainc.net
      (416)-533-3777
      scott@reainc.net

      REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
      If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
      contact us to discuss options.

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      • #4
        Re: Microsoft SQL Express

        Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
        Use Microsoft's (free) SQL Server Management Studio.
        Good sir, I thank you! :)
        Wise Alpha once said said to me...
        ..."Change must begin first."

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        • #5
          Re: Microsoft SQL Express

          Hi Guys,

          I can see the product you describe here , but when I download this I seem to get a much larger configuration installer with the options of 'Planning, Installation, Maintenance, Tools, Resources, Advanced and Options.

          Am I looking at the right product?

          Thanks again
          Wise Alpha once said said to me...
          ..."Change must begin first."

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          • #6
            Re: Microsoft SQL Express

            Yes thats the right product - just go through it.

            Im pretty sure thats their generic installer for all their products - that one should install only the SQL Server Management Studio Express
            Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
            REA Inc.
            http://reainc.net
            (416)-533-3777
            scott@reainc.net

            REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
            If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
            contact us to discuss options.

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            • #7
              Re: Microsoft SQL Express

              You are.
              Peter
              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

              Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
              https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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              • #8
                Re: Microsoft SQL Express

                Hi,

                Thanks, got it working - took me ages to work out the installer though, it is not very clear.

                Any idea if changes have to be put into a script before being executed?

                Thanks again
                Wise Alpha once said said to me...
                ..."Change must begin first."

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                • #9
                  Re: Microsoft SQL Express

                  If you mean things like field lengths, field names, etc. You can do it on the fly.
                  Peter
                  AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                  Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                  https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                  • #10
                    Re: Microsoft SQL Express

                    Hi Peter,

                    Yes that was what I was referring to. The execute button is greyed out for me which is how I had expected changes would be pushed. Any ideas?

                    Thanks.
                    Wise Alpha once said said to me...
                    ..."Change must begin first."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Microsoft SQL Express

                      Changes are pushed using save (CTRL+S) or File>Save.

                      Execute is used only to execute sql queries.
                      Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
                      REA Inc.
                      http://reainc.net
                      (416)-533-3777
                      scott@reainc.net

                      REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
                      If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
                      contact us to discuss options.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Microsoft SQL Express

                        Max,

                        Download the new SQL Server and Alpha Five video, it is quite good.

                        http://server2.alphasoftware.com/kit/

                        Stephen
                        Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.3.0 Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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