foxjazz2 on Fri, 02 Jan 2009 21:19:50

I added a synonym to my database.

When I am management studio, and design a query I click the synonym tab, and it's blank.
Is there a way to get my synonyms to show up? 



David Dye on Fri, 02 Jan 2009 22:00:58

 Assure that the synonym was created in the correct database.  You cando this using t-sql:

FROM sys.synonyms 

If it still does not show up then within SSMS right click the Synonyms folder and choose Refresh.

Hope this helps

foxjazz2 on Mon, 05 Jan 2009 19:38:48

I have done all that. No luck.

synonym screenshot

Sankar Reddy on Tue, 06 Jan 2009 04:52:03

I did the same thing what you are trying to do and I can see the Synonym in Query Designer. Obviously you are missing something.

Try this:

use PartsTrakStaging 
select * from dbo.p 
select * from 
select * from dbo.psales 
select * from dbo.pstatus 

Do you see any data back?

And in the Query designer, do you see tables/views etc?

Jens K. Suessmeyer - on Tue, 06 Jan 2009 15:05:52

Well, this is a known bug:

As a workaround use the Sql pane to add the object manually, it should appear on the designer then.

-Jens K. Suessmeyer

foxjazz2 on Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:20:04

Yes I get data back just fine.

I had to modify the pl synonym cause I did it wrong, but yea it works as far as getting data back.

But the synonyms tab (list of synonmys is still blank) It doesn't list them.

foxjazz2 on Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:22:13

So they didn't fix this in 2008 either?

Papy Normand on Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:42:42


It seems that this bug is always existing in SQL Server 2012


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