Control: 6.3.4 Ensure 'user options' database flag for Cloud SQL SQL Server instance is not configured


It is recommended that, user options database flag for Cloud SQL SQL Server instance should not be configured.

The user options option specifies global defaults for all users. A list of default query processing options is established for the duration of a user's work session. The user options option allows you to change the default values of the SET options (if the server's default settings are not appropriate).


From Console

  1. Login in to Cloud SQL Instances
  2. Select the SQL Server instance for which you want to enable to database flag.
  3. Under Configuration section
  4. Scroll down to the Database flags section. Click on Edit Configurations
  5. In the edit page, navigate to Flags and Parameters section
  6. Click the X next user options flag shown
  7. Click Save to save your changes.
  8. Confirm your changes under Flags on the Overview page.

Note: Any changes to the database flag values, may require your instance to be restarted

From Command Line

  1. List all Cloud SQL database Instances
gcloud sql instances list
  1. Configure the required database flag for every Cloud SQL SQL Server database instance using the below command.
gcloud sql instances patch [INSTANCE_NAME] --clear-database-flags

Note: This command will overwrite all database flags previously set. To keep those and add new ones, include the values for all flags you want set on the instance; any flag not specifically included is set to its default value. For flags that do not take a value, specify the flag name followed by an equals sign ("=").


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