Saving changes is not permitted. The changes that you have made require the following tables to be dropped and re-created.
“Saving changes is not permitted. The changes that you have made require the following tables to be dropped and re-created. You have either made changes to a table that can’t be re-created or enabled the option Prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created.”
This error happens because “Saving Changes is not permitted” when using SQL Server 2008 Management Studio to modify the structure of a table especially when SQL Server needs to drop and recreate a table to save the structural changes. It is always advised to make a structural change for a table using TSQL. However, it is a convenient option for database developers to use SQL Server Management Studio make such changes as the Prevent Saving Changes That Require Table Re-creation option is enabled by default in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio.
Disable “Prevent saving changes that require the table re-creation”
1. Open SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (SSMS). Click Tools menu and then click on Options… as shown in the snippet below.
2. In the navigation pane of the Options window, expand Designers node and select Table and Database Designers option as shown in the below snippet. Under Table Options you need to uncheck “Prevent saving changes that require the table re-creation” option and click OK to save changes.
This option when enabled prevents users from making structural changes to table using SQL Server Management Studio especially when SQL Server needs to recreate the table to save changes. By default, this option is checked and you need to uncheck this option to allow users to make any structural change through SSMS that require table recreation.