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SSMS This backend version is not supported to design.


Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2022, SQL Server Management Studio v18.12.1 and v19.

Date created: December 21, 2022.
 

Problem Description.
 

After installing SQL Server 2022 on an Azure Virtual Machine, we installed SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) v18.12.1 and tried to create a table using table designer on SSMS and received the following error message:
 

This backend version is not supported to design database diagrams or tables. (MS Visual Database Tools).

 

 

Workaround/Solution.


Whenever you receive this error, download the latest version of SSMS.

At the moment we are writing this web page SSMS 18.12.1 was the latest update (not in preview) of SSMS, so we were surprised to receive this error.

We uninstalled SSMS 18 and proceeded to install the latest update for SSMS v19 (preview 4) and we were able now to successfully use the table designer in SSMS.

 

 

 

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