Hi Friends,

Whenever I click on ‘New Query’ in SQL Server Management Studio, I get the New Query Window, but a customized one. See below:



You can see that “Copyright 2011 – Amit Bansal’ comes by default whenever I click on New Query. In a recent conference, one of the attendees observed this and asked me how can he customize the new query window. Well here is the trick:

Modify SQLFile.sql which is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\SqlWorkbenchProjectItems\Sql. And you are done. This path is for 64 bit installations. Just remove the (x86) for 32-bit installations. Or search for the file 😉

Edit the file in any editor (I use Notepad, my fav editor), put any default comment that you want to be there whenever you create a New Query. And you are done !