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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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SQL Provider

Earlier in this chapter, the term provider was briefly introduced. The SQL team decided to implement a SQL Server provider. What this provides is a layout of the SQL object structure, which resembles that of a regular file system.

You use the SQL provider when accessing SQL Server PowerShell via SQL Server Management Studio: Depending on what object you right-click to access SQL Server PowerShell, a prompt opens in the context of that particular object. Basically, the way certain commands work is also affected by the current location within the SQL Server provider. Here are two different examples of being placed in different locations within the SQL Server provider. In the first example, the AdventureWorks2012 database was right-clicked ...

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