We’re all used to using the clipboard in Windows programs. You copy something into it with Ctrl+C, and paste it into your document with Ctrl+V. However, did you know that the SSMS clipboard remembers the last 20 items that were put into the clipboard, and that you can cycle through all of these clipboard values? The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+V will paste the most recent item added to the clipboard. Using this shortcut repeatedly will cycle through the “Clipboard Ring”, pasting that item into the document. Now you don’t have to go back and copy items again!

Of course, there is a menu item for it, off of the Edit menu:

This post is for day thirteen of my month-long blog series “A Month of SSMS Tips”. I have a landing page for the series at bit.ly/MonthOfSSMS. Please visit this page for an easy place to quickly view all of the other tips in this series.