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How to fix Timeout on SqlExpress database from Visual Studio 2008?

Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am using Visual Studio 2008 to play with some data in some large tables.  The tables have already been filled with several million records.

But, now I want to add new fields to the table.  When I try and add a new field using the data table view in Visual Studio 2008, I get a timeout that says "'EOD' table - Unable to modify table. Timeout expired.  The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding."

How do I increase the timeout so that I can add new fields to the tables?
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