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“Save Saving changes is not permitted. The change you have made require the following tables to be dropped and recreated…” – SQL Error Message

Summary

This Error Message Article explains the SQL Server error message “Save Saving changes is not permitted. The change you have made require the following tables to be dropped and recreated…” and details how to fix the underlying problem that caused it to appear.

Explanation

Microsoft SQL Management Studio has feature embedded to prevent the user from making changes that may lead to unintended consequences. Since certain changes to the database design can have a ripple effect throughout the entire system, default settings or permissions set may prevent the SQL Management Studio user from making the changes they require.

Solution

One setting that can be changed which may block the user is the “Prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created”. If the user opts to take responsibility for the changes, they can change this setting which will allow the user to bypass this safety measure.

Additional Comments

Related Article: Remove the ‘Prevent saving changes’ feature in SQL Management Studio – KBA-01358

Message First Appeared:  Windows 8, Server 2008R2, running Microsoft SQL Management Studio 2008R2

Updated on September 14, 2017

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