Hi Friends,

So here is another trick in SQL Server Management Studio. Many of you might create a New Stored Procedure using the New Menu Item as shown below:


your needs. Ever wondered if you can customize this default template to get your own template every time you create a new Stored Procedure? So here is the trick:

Modify the file ‘Create Stored Procedure (New Menu).sql’ which is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\SqlWorkbenchProjectItems\Sql\Stored Procedure. (For 64 bit installation, the path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\SqlWorkbenchProjectItems\Sql\Stored Procedure).

‘Create Stored Procedure (New Menu).sql’ is the file that has the default code that comes up every time you create a new Proc. You can modify it the way you want. For example, by default, it has to input parameters, param1 & param 2; and you generally work with more parameters; so go ahead and edit the template and add another parameter or any other customization that you feel like. See the Original template code and the modified one below:


After Modification:

And there are many other templates there which you can customize:


Happy tricking SQL Server 😉

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