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, choose Tools and select options.

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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.

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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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