... after I add a column to a table. I've just started using 2008 R2 Management Studio, but I have a few years experience with 2005 Management Studio. Also, I am connecting to a 2005 instance of a database on a remote server.

  1. right-click on a column and select "Modify"
  2. supply new column name and datatype
  3. click "X"
  4. click "Yes" to save
  5. have to right-click -> "Refresh" on table, and then the new column shows up, but the hourglass never goes away! (see image below)

Why is this happening?

Running Win7 32-bit/Management Studio 2008 R2 32-bit. There could be other glitches too, I haven't used it enough yet.

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  • My co-worker experiences the same issue on his similar setup PC – JohnB Jul 29 '10 at 19:51
  • Restarting Management Studio makes it go away, but then when I do something else, it comes back again. – JohnB Jul 29 '10 at 19:54

It's probably a bug in the software. Submit it to connect.microsoft.com to have the dev team look at it.


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