Displaying Information in SQL Server Books Online

Displaying Information in SQL Server Books Online

SQL Server 2000

To display information in SQL Server Books Online, use these documentation features:

Expand text

The expand text feature, designated by the plus sign (+), is used to provide additional information within a topic. To view the information, click the plus sign, and a new text window appears. To close the window, click the minus sign (-). When you print a topic, the expanded text also prints.

Glossary terms

Glossary terms appear as colored, underlined text. Click a glossary term to see the definition. To remove the definition window, click anywhere on the screen. When you print a topic, the definition does not print. The glossary terms in SQL Server Books Online do not include glossary terms found in the Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fourth Edition.

Keyboard shortcuts icon

The Keyboard shortcuts icon is located on the toolbar that appears at the top of each topic. Click the icon to see the shortcut keys that are available.

See Also icon

The See Also icon appears at the top of those topics that contain related topics. Click the icon to see the list of related topics.


SQL Server Books Online allows you to define subsets of the entire SQL Server Books Online against which to perform a search. You can define your own subsets; however, a set of default subsets is also provided. The subsets are targeted at specific audiences, and each subset covers multiple topics. Subsets make it easier to search for information related to your activities by minimizing the number of search hits.

Thumbnail illustrations

Some illustrations appear in a minimized (thumbnail) view. To enlarge the illustration, click Enlarge diagram. The illustration appears in the right pane, enlarged to its full size. To return to the topic, click Back on the toolbar. To print the illustration, click the Print icon at the top of the window containing the illustration. When you print a topic, the illustration prints full size.

Links to Procedures for Performing Tasks

In Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000, administrative tasks can be performed using one or more tools or procedures; however, all tools and procedures cannot be used for all tasks. The tools and procedures are designated by a plus sign (+) followed by a label.

For example, to start the default instance of SQL Server, click the plus-sign text that corresponds to the tool or procedure you want to use.

To start the default instance of SQL Server

Enterprise Manager

Service Manager

Command Prompt



These are the tools and procedures that are available.

Client Utility Profiler
Command Prompt Query Analyzer
Enterprise Manager Service Manager
Failover SQL Setup
Network Utility SQL-DMO
ODBC Transact-SQL
OLE DB Windows
Perf Monitor Wizard

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