FIX: Script for an object of a SQL Azure database is not generated when you use SSMS 2008 R2 to connect to SQL Azure

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 (SSMS 2008 R2) to connect to SQL Azure.
  • You click a command on the shortcut menu for an object of a SQL Azure database to generate a script in Object Explorer.
In this scenario, the script is not generated.

For example, the Script Table as and CREATE To commands do not generate a script to create the table when you right-click a table in the SQL Azure database.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because an SQL Azure database supports only a very limited set of SQL Server Management Objects (SMO).

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 5. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2507770 Cumulative Update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

Note To resolve this issue, install this cumulative update on a computer that has Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 installed.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

REFERENCES

For more information about SQL Server Management Objects (SMO), visit the following MSDN website:
General information about SMO
For more information about SQL Azure databases, visit the following MSDN website:
General information about SQL Azure databases
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2518716 - Last Review: June 16, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
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