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How to: Open a Trigger

You can open a trigger to view or edit the text of an existing trigger that is stored in your database. Triggers are scripted in Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server databases or PL/SQL for Oracle databases.

A trigger is differentiated from the database table columns in Server Explorer by the trigger icon.

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To open a trigger

  1. In Server Explorer, expand the Tables folder.

  2. Expand the table with the trigger you want to open.

  3. Right-click the name of the trigger that you want to open and choose Open on the shortcut menu.

    -or-

    Double-click the name of the trigger that you want to open.

    The trigger is opened in a source code editor that you can use to edit the SQL statements.

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