How to change the SELECT Top clause option in SQL Server 2008


In SQL Server 2008, you can see Microsoft has added filter parameter “TOP ” clause in “SELECT” & “EDIT” menu option in SSMS. This allows you to select or edit the number of top rows from the table.

This finds very difficult for users who are used to with GUI for Selecting & Editing records the table.In this information article I will just explain the changing the option to select all rows from table. For changing the TOP clause you need to navigate through “Tools >> Options >> SQL Server Object Explorer” Option. Here you can specify the number of records to be selected while opening the table.

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