If you’ve run into this issue:
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.
Normally I don’t like copy/paste solutions but I also can’t stand wading through Microsoft issue explanations. This is how you fix it in quick picture form:
Tools -> Options -> Designers
The worded Solution is from here.
While trying to save changes to a table, it’s because you’ve done this:
- You change the Allow Nulls setting for a column.
- You reorder columns in the table.
- You change the column data type.
- You add a new column.
And there it is folks, simple and done with.