How To #9 – View queries side by side with horizontal and vertical tabs

SSMS is a great tool even with its default settings. However, it can be even greater if we are aware of some tweaks we can do to it.
This is the second post of a longer series with tips related to SQL Server Management Studio.  Our intention is to gather the most important settings we can perform to SSMS so that we can make the most of it. Using the tips from these posts, we hope to make the lives of the developers who work with SSMS much easier.

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Another tip that I really find useful in some situations is using tabs for comparing query results. I find it easier to compare with the vertical tab, but you also have the option to use an horizontal tab.

Check out the .gif below, to see how to make use of the horizontal/vertical tabs in SSMS.

ssms tricks - horizontal and vertical tabs

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