Working with MyLittleAdmin - Management Tool for SQL Server 2005
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by Bilal Haidar
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The programmability section acts as a container for the different programming tasks that can be done on the SQL Server 2005. This section includes management screens for creating/editing/deleting Stored Procedures, managing User Defined functions, Assemblies, Rules, Types whether user defined types or system types and other major functionalities

Figure 12

As shown in the figure above, when you click the Programmability node, it lists of all the different functionalities that can be done on the current database selected are shown.


Stored Procedures

The stored procedures section allows you to create new stored procedures, modify current ones, delete a stored procedure, and view the database objects that are dependant on each stored procedure.

Once you click on the Stored Procedures section, a list of all available stored procedures in the currently selected database is shown below

Figure 13

Upon clicking on a stored procedure, a stored procedure specific context menu is shown! You can do many tasks by selecting options from the context-menu shown.

Clicking on the Details link, you get redirected to a new screen

Figure 14

There is a section called Parameters, once you click this folder, a list of all the parameters to that specific stored procedure is shown.

If you notice the header of the screen in Figure 13 above, there are five icons:


View Dependencies



Extended Properties

The modify icon allows you to view the stored procedure TSQL code

Figure 15

As you can see you can edit the TSQL that makes up the stored procedure then either cancel or update your changes.

Clicking on the View Details icon allows you to view the database objects that use the specific stored procedure and the objects that the stored procedure works on

Figure 16

As shown in Figure 15 above, the stored procedure aspnet_Membership_FindUsersByEmail depends on a table listed in the section of objects on which the stored procedure depends upon. However, in this specific stored procedure you can see that no other database object uses this stored procedure.

The last icon we will discuss in this section is the Permissions icon. This icon allows you to manage permissions on the stored procedure

Figure 17

Again as in all the screens available in myLittleAdmin, you can manage the permissions using the script-like window.

Going back to Figure 12 above, the context-menu contains other options like creating/modifying a stored procedure, viewing dependencies, renaming, deleting, and other options that we have already discussed in the above paragraphs.

Modifying or creating a new stored procedure simply open a TSQL editor in which you can write or modify the stored procedure.


Functions’ node is the second node beneath the Programmability node. We will not go through the details of this section since they are exactly the same as the ones described above for stored procedures. One difference in this section is that, clicking on the Functions node displays the functions categorized by their type

Figure 18

Each function type whether the Table-valued functions, that return data in the form of a data or the Scalar-valued functions, that return a single value, act as a container for the functions. However, splitting them this way makes it easier to differentiate those functions and easier to maintain.

Database Triggers

This section allows you to manage all your database defined triggers. If no triggers are present you can simply add a new one using the TSQL window.


SQL Server 2005 acts a host for the .NET CLR. You can create tables, stored procedures, triggers, and many other objects using your favorite programming language through Visual Studio 2005. That has been said, when you create your database objects using a .NET complaint language, as assembly will be generated and this assembly has to be loaded into the SQL Server for the objects to be physically created on your database. For more information on SQL Server CLR Integration, check this article: Introduction to SQL Server CLR Integration.

This section allows you to view all the assemblies that have been loaded to SQL Server.


The types section allows you to manage the system data types, user defined data types, user defined types, and XML Schema Collections

Figure 19

In this section we will create a new user defined data type. Simply click on the User-defined Data Types and the following screen will be shown below

Figure 20

We will create a new data type called iq which is of type int.


Rules are constraints that we can define and apply on the database objects. MyLittleAdmin allows you to create a new rule using the TSQL editor.


The last section of the Programmability is the Default sections. Once again you are allowed to create a new Default using the TSQL editor.

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User Comments

Title: Remote Machine Problem   
Name: Utsab
Date: 2012-01-29 8:17:14 AM
It tells how to configure the tool for own machine or local machine. But in case of remote machine how to access the database with this MyLittleAdmin?
Title: sql server   
Name: kashif masood
Date: 2009-10-23 9:36:44 AM
Excellent work and very descriptive specially with all those screenshots
Title: Working with MyLittleAdmin - Management Tool for SQL Server 2005   
Date: 2007-02-23 11:37:42 AM
Excellent work and very descriptive specially with all those screenshots.

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