Cannot modify table column in SQL Server 2008 using Table Designer

There is a new option added in SQL Server 2008 for modifying tables while using the Table Designed in Management Studio which will prevent saving any changes to a table that needs a drop/re-create of the table. The error that you would see in the Management Studio is:

“You have either made changes to a table that can’t be re-created or enabled the option Prevent saving changes that require the table be re-created.”

If you want to modify a table property through the UI which requires a table recreation, then you need to change the following options in Management Studio:

Tools ->Options-> Designers -> Table and Database Designers -> uncheck the option “Prevent saving changes that require table re-creation”


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