SSMS Tips and Tricks

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Customize Your Query Shortcuts

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In SSMS, you can set up Keyboard shortcuts for certain stored procedures and queries. By default, Alt + F1 maps to sp_help, and shows you details about the selected object.

I also like to map Ctrl + F1 to sp_helptext, and this lets me see the definition of the selected object. You can set these up under Tools->Environment->Keyboard->Query Shortcuts.

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