Saving change is not permitted MS SQL 2008

May 4, 2009 at 5:38 am 10 comments

Been battling with MS SQL 2008 and ran across the issue (it’s actually a feature!) of not being able to save changes made to a table in designer view. I got the following error:

Saving change is not permitted. the changes you have made require the following tables to be dropped and re-created. You have either made changes to a table that cant be re-created or enabled the option Prevent Saving changes that require the table to be re-created.

Seems there is an easy fix (if you know where to look), go to
Tools Menu >
Options >
Designers >
And untick the option “Prevent saving changes that require a table re-creation”


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michael  |  July 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Wow, thanx!


  • 2. Werner  |  December 3, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks so much!

    And a biig biig biiig ShameOnYou to MicroSoft. Never seen such bull**** produced by a company with such a vast amount of developers (well actually their managers and designers are at fault) and such a vast amount of money..



  • 3. swapy  |  January 5, 2010 at 5:54 am

    thanku somuch


  • 4. raaiman  |  July 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    works great!… thx


  • 5. Bob  |  July 5, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Thanks so much. I had been importing data and needed to make changes to the tables after the import but was locked out. I tried several techniques to get the modifications to save. Googled the problem – clicked your solution – it worked. Should have googeled it first. Would have saved hours of frustration.

    Werner: I’m actually fine with the initial lock out of changes. Protects structure and data — especially when moving large amounts of important data. Where I think MS dropped the ball is in the info box that pops up it doesn’t point us to this solution!


  • 6. Wing_Shards  |  February 3, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Thanks a lot… 🙂


  • 7. tung  |  February 14, 2012 at 2:33 am

    thank a lot


  • 8. THOMAS  |  April 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

    WOOOO..thank u …it worked in seconds!!!:D


  • 9. pasupathig  |  May 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Thanks 🙂


  • 10. Muktadir  |  June 21, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Thanks a lot



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