How to change the ‘Edit Top 200 Rows’ in SQL Management Studio ?

When working with the SQL Server Management Studio and trying to edit the table records , you would have noticed the context menu option “Edit Top 200 Rows”.

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How do you change this to display all the records for editing instead of “Edit top 200 rows” in the context menu ?

There are couple of ways in which you can do it.

1. Right click on the results of the “Edit top 200 rows” where you will see a context menu with the list of options. Select Pane -> SQL. It would display the query that was run. Modify the query to display all the results.

How to change the 'Edit Top 200 Rows' in SQL Management Studio ?

2. Change the settings in the SQL Server Management studio to display all the rows by following the steps as shown.
– In SQL Management Studio , navigate to Tools –> Options

How to change the 'Edit Top 200 Rows' in SQL Management Studio ?

– Select SQL Server Object Explorer in the left sidebar and change the value for “Edit Top<n> Rows command to 0 and click the OK button.

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– Now, you should see all the records option in the context menu.

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