Filtering objects in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Object Explorer

On a database that has a large number of objects it can be useful to filter the list of objects like tables, views, stored procedures and functions in Object Explorer. To apply a filter in Object Explorer, right click on the category of object and choose 'Filter' -> 'Filter Settings':

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Enter values for the properties you want to filter and click 'OK':

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You will see only object that match the values for the properties you entered, and you will see that the list of objects is filtered:

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To remove the filter right click on the category of object and choose 'Filter' -> 'Remove Filter':

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