Output Window

This window displays status messages for various features in SQL Server Management Studio. Certain features, such as the external tools features or commands invoked in the Command Window, deliver output to special panes in the Output window. Output from external tools such as .bat or .com files, normally displayed in the DOS window, is also available.

To access the Output window
  • Click Other Windows on the View menu, and then click Output.

Output pane list

Displays a list of output panes to view. Several panes of information might be available, depending upon which tools have used the Output window to deliver notes to the user.

Output pane

Displays the output for the selected pane in Output pane list.

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