How to edit more than 200 rows in SQL Server Management Studio

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By default, you can Edit Top 200 rows in a table from SQL Server Management Studio. So, when you right click a table, it shows an option Edit Top 200 rows. And, you wonder how do I edit more than 200 rows. You’ll have to make some changes to the default settings.

Just follow these steps.

1) From the top menu, click Tools tab and select Options...


Options in SQL Server Management Studio

2) In the options window, select SQL Server Object Explorer -> Commands.

3) Finally, in Table and View Options, change the value from 200 to a larger value like (2000) in Value for Edit Top <n> Rows command. See the image.


Edit more than 200 rows in SQL Server Management Studio

4) Press Ok. Its done. Now you can edit 2000 rows (or any larger value that you have selected) in a table.

Remember: SQL Server will apply these changes to all the tables in all the databases.

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