[BCAB] SQL Server Management Studio

Caroline Ford caroline at ford82.plus.com
Thu May 23 21:32:48 BST 2013


Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have a look at it tomorrow.

Caroline.

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Subject: Re: [BCAB] SQL Server Management Studio
From: M Lakhani <muzz.lakhani at googlemail.com>
Date: 23/05/2013 20:53

I've personally found oracle to be more user friendly owing to an HTML interface - oh well! A personal choice, given that its free!
Re your SQL tutorial query: I can't recommend this enough to get you started

http://www.sqlzoo.net/

HTH
Muzz

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On 23 May 2013, at 20:16, "Caroline Ford" <caroline at ford82.plus.com> wrote:

> Hello Muzz and Andrew,
> 
> I'm using the latest version of SQL Server Management Studio.  It's a little
> confusing finding my way around the interface as I haven't found a list of
> keyboard shortcuts.  Also there are no scripts bundled with Jaws, which is
> probably not surprising, but do you know if any exist, and if so, where can
> I get them from?
> 
> If I'm in the list of databases, what would be the easiest way to get back
> to the window where the SQL code is to be entered?  Sometimes a Query menu
> seems to be available, but at other times it isn't there.
> 
> When I've executed a query, I don't find the resulting grid to be very
> friendly as it's difficult to tell which column you're in as the headings
> aren't spoken.  I have switched to the text output instead, which is a
> little better as the column headings are available, but it's then more
> cumbersome to move from one column to the next.  There's also an option to
> export the results to a report, which is also better than the grid option,
> but if there is a way to make the grid a bit more user-friendly, it would
> probably be the best option to use.
> 
> I've only had the software for a few days and am only just exploring what it
> can do at present when I have a few spare minutes, but if you have any
> fairly basic tips to pass on, that would be very helpful.
> 
> I'm also brushing up on my long-forgotten SQL skills via a W3 Schools
> tutorial.  Have you come across any other useful resources?
> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> Caroline.
> 
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> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of M Lakhani
> Sent: 23 May 2013 01:19
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> Subject: Re: [BCAB] SQL Server Management Studio
> 
> 
> 
> What version of SQL management studio are you trying to use? I've used it
> from version 2003, & admittedly it's gotten better!
> It's not so tough to learn! Anything particular that's causing an issue?
> HTH
> Muzz
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On 22 May 2013, at 21:00, "Caroline Ford" <caroline at ford82.plus.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hello,
>> 
>> Is anyone on the list using SQL Server Management Studio with Jaws 14?  If
>> so, do you have any tips to make it any more accessible?  I have only just
>> started using the product and am finding my way around it, but think I may
>> not be doing so in the most efficient way.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Caroline.
>> 
>> 
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