Solved

SQL Server 2005 database organisation possibility?

Posted on 2009-06-29
2
180 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hello
this may be an odd request but, I was wondering if there is a way to 'organise' databases within SQL server 2005 standard.

We've installed a few applications over the years and we get a large ugly unorganised list of databases under the DB header in SQL studio manager.

Is there a way to create sub folders, somewhat like in Windows Explorer to organise databases into?

for example, some programs install more than one database. Rather than 2 or more db's clogging up the view I'd like to create a folder under DB to store all these same application oriented db's. This will also help to to realise at a a glance what programs create how manay databases and so on which are 'logically grouped'.

Hope that makes sense.

thanks, regards
0
Comment
Question by:TED_UBB
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:PIERCGG
ID: 24737970
At this time, I don't think there is a way to create "folders" under the Database folder in SSMS.  To do a bit of cleanup where I work.  We've started combining databases that are used by the same application.  We've found that we didn't have to have thing  broken out into so many dbs.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
TED_UBB earned 0 total points
ID: 24743465
Gotta say I am not an SQL person. I can just about use studio manager to run very small queries, management/cleanup tasks and that's really it. my main areas are systems admin and network admin.
None of the apps we have share any other databases. They are all commercially available type applications not custom.
thanks, regards
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So every once in a while at work I am asked to export data from one table and insert it into another on a different server.  I hate doing this.  There's so many different tables and data types.  Some column data needs quoted and some doesn't.  What …
In this article we will get to know that how can we recover deleted data if it happens accidently. We really can recover deleted rows if we know the time when data is deleted by using the transaction log.
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now