Tip of the Day : SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Cut and Paste

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SQL Server Tip of the Day - January 22, 2017

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Cut and Paste

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio offers users two keyboard schemes.  By default, it uses the SQL Server 2012 scheme, with keyboard shortcuts based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.  Management Studio also offers a keyboard scheme similar to the standard scheme from SQL Server 2008 R2.  To change the keyboard scheme or add additional keyboard shortcuts, on the Tools menu, click Options.  Select the desired keyboard scheme on the Environment, Keyboard page.


Action SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2008 R2
Cut (delete the currently selected item and place it to the Clipboard) CTRL+X or SHIFT+DELETE CTRL+X or SHIFT+DELETE
Cuts all of the selected lines, or the current line if nothing is selected. CTRL+L or CTRL+SHIFT+L No Equivalent
Copy to the Clipboard CTRL+C or CTRL+INSERT CTRL+C or CTRL+INSERT
Paste from the Clipboard at the insertion point CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT
Pastes an item from the Clipboard Ring at the insertion point and automatically selects the pasted item CTRL+SHIFT+V or CTRL+SHIFT+INSERT No Equivalent

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