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Copy/Paste from Grid Behavior Changes from SQL 2008 to 2012 by AndrewTuerk



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Type: Suggestion
ID: 786015
Opened: 5/1/2013 10:34:01 AM
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SSMS 2012 copy/paste from grid to Excel has changed some default behavior as compared to SSMS in 2008/2008 R2. When running a query with results to grid, if your data has a carriage return or line feed in it, the paste into Excel (2010 or 2013) will result in a split to new row when using SSMS 2012. In 2008 or 2008 R2, the carriage return or line feed will simply display as an extra space in your data in the cell. While it is debatable as to which is "right", and of course the data itself should be cleansed, this new default behavior poses an issue for a user. The expectation is that the # or rows will be unchanged when copying to Excel. In SQL 2012 SSMS, low ascii characters are displayed as though they are blank spaces, further causing issues for troubleshooting for many users. For a more precise example: http://andrewtuerk.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/sql-2012-copypaste-creates-rows/
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/6/2013 at 1:36 PM
Hello Andrew. This issue is being tracked in a different connect item. Please look for updates here: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/735714 Please let us know if you have any questions. -Walter A Jokiel, Program Manager, SQL Server (wajokiel@microsoft.com)
Posted by Microsoft on 5/3/2013 at 9:47 AM
Hello Andrew. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We really do appreciate the feedback. We’ll investigate and get back to you. -Walter A Jokiel, Program Manager, SQL Server (wajokiel@microsoft.com)
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