Restricting Accidental Operations

Shane O’Neill shares a few methods for preventing accidental script runs:

Recently I came across a question in Stack Overflow (SO) that said the following:

The other day I was trying to hit another button on the menu but hit Execute – which executed the whole code and ended up deleting some tables. I have always found this scary that hitting one button can execute the whole code.

I want SQL Server to execute code only when something is selected. Is it possible? Or can SQL Server prompt before executing a query?

I thought this is a great question because it can be answered in 4 different ways…

Click through for those four methods.

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