SSMS 2012 Cannot drag column-names/table-names into Query window - by James Satterthwaite

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ID 788520 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 5/23/2013 10:39:25 AM
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2012 SSMS will not allow colum-names/table-names to be dragged into the query window... This is a serius issue, as it represents a show-stopping productivity/accuracy loss in the latest version of this product.

Please either promise a fix, or provide the download site to get a working version of this software.\

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Posted by Microsoft on 7/5/2013 at 9:28 AM
Hello James. This topic has remained inactive for an extended period and will be cleaned up. If anyone finds this is being done in error, simply start a new thread and share relevant information and it will be addressed directly.

-Walter A Jokiel, Program Manager, SQL Server (
Posted by Microsoft on 6/14/2013 at 3:37 PM
Hello James,

I too am unable to repro this, I am able to drag & drop table/column names just fine. As SAinCA mentioned please make sure you are patched up to the newest version of SQL.

If that doesn't help I'd like to know whether this only happens for table/column names or does it occur for any object from the Object Explorer window?

Charles Gagnon (
Posted by SAinCA on 5/28/2013 at 11:47 AM
Currently running the versions below and have absolutely no problems with drag-and-drop on Windows-8 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Are you patched to at least SP1 or CU7?

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio                        11.0.2100.60
Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools                        11.0.2405.0
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)                        6.2.9200.16384
Microsoft MSXML                        3.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer                        9.10.9200.16580
Microsoft .NET Framework                        4.0.30319.18046
Operating System                        6.2.9200
Posted by Microsoft on 5/28/2013 at 9:44 AM
Hello James. 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 (