Once you have added all the
columns you can click the save icon (left most, looks like
a disk) on the toolbar and you will be prompted to enter a
name for this table:
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Enter a name and click OK. To
close the New Table screen click the lower, inner, X
at the upper right. You can also use the "Window" menu to
switch between windows or arrange them.
After refreshing the Tables
list (F5) the table we just created appears in SQL Server
You can always go back and edit a table by right clicking
it in Enterprise Manager and selecting "Design Table":
One last thing, using
enterprise manager is not the only way to create a table --
you can also use the CREATE TABLE statement. For more
information, see CREATE TABLE and ALTER TABLE in the SQL
Server books online.
Well that about wraps it up for
this week. Next week we are going to continue to talk about
creating tables -- more specifically, we will look at
additional table properties, creating relationships, and
creating check constraints. As always...If
you have any technical questions please post them on the SQL message board.
Please send any non-technical questions, comments, and feedback to
my email. I hope you are finding this
series to be a useful one, and I'm looking forward to your feedback.
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