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

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Defining Sparse Columns in SSMS

To specify a column as a sparse column using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), set the Is Sparse property to Yes in the column properties for the selected column (see Figure 20.3). Similarly, if a column needs to be declared as column set, set the Is Columnset property to Yes in the column properties.

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FIGURE 20.3 Setting a column as a sparse column.

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