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  1. Optional default DB

    On some servers my default DB is master, but I primarily work with another DB. Changing defaults on the server is not an option.
    Currently when a server is selected in SQL Search, all DBs are selected. I'd like to be able to choose from the following options (in a settings area)
    On new server, select:
    * Last DB used
    * All DBs
    * Default DB
    * Specific DB

    A similar option could be made available for the object types selection, with the All DBs check box being 3 position:
    All DBs
    No DBs
    Preferred (with selction of types)

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    • Option to always ignore system databases

      Would it be possible to have an option to be able to always ignore system databases when searching as our systems use a lot of temp tables but I do not want to my searches to ever look in there.

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      • SQL Search for SSDT

        It should be great if I could use SQL Search in SSDT. Now I have to switch between SSMS and SSDT and it is not so comfortable.

        Thank you.

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        • Improve comfort by removing mouse clicks.

          There are several (i.m.o simple) ways to improve the user experience by eliminating the most common mouseclicks. The current steps are a bit much (It's pretty fantastic software otherwise, though):

          0) copy some text to clipboard.
          1) start search.
          2) Paste / type text.
          3) Trigger search
          4) Visually locate desired search result
          5) Doubleclick the result.
          6) Visually locate highlighted item in object explorer
          7) Rightclick
          8) Visually locate the menuitem for edit and click.
          9) Yay we can edit the object.

          Most of these steps can be eliminated by the following.

          Automatically use clipboard:
          Whenever the search panel…

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          • Button to navigate to the next match or previous match instead of scrolling like it is on SQL Compare.

            There should be a button to navigate to the next match or previous match instead of scrolling like it is on SQL Compare. Sometimes scrolling through a long object definition can lead to some matches to be skipped mistakenly.

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            • When you double click in the object you are looking , it will inmediatle open the definition

              When you double click on a object it will open you in a new tab the definition for that view,procedure,function

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              • Case Insensitive Phrase Searching

                There needs to be a "case sensitive" checkbox above "exact match".

                If I need to search on the phrase "insert into tablename" I would like to not have to worry about all the possible combinations of how someone may or may not have capitalized those words.

                Currently there is no way to do that I can see. Exact match uses a case sensitive comparison, and individual word searches often return a huge amount of spurious matches that have nothing to do with what I'm actually looking for.

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                • sql search remembers database filter selection for each server

                  when selecting a server, sql search should remember which databases on that server you last searched.
                  I often want to just search 5 db's on the 1 server, and re-selecting them each time i open search is annoying. (the selection gets forgotten when you search on a different search, or close the window)

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • On servers with many databases SQL Search 2 causes system.OutOfMemoryExecption

                      Not have it bomb, my memory usage can go up to500 to 750 MB

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                      • Support for synonyms

                        Please add support for synonyms

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                        • Performance test for the current statement (or selection)

                          Run the statement X times and show the performance results and average.

                          So one can see if small changes within an statement lead to improvements!

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                          • Background indexing process

                            indexing can a lot of time on large databases

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                            • Ability to search Foreign Keys for NOCHECK

                              Sometimes NOCHECK sneaks into Foreign Keys when they are regenerated with certain tools (AKA scripting a DROP CREATE in SSMS). It would be nice if we could search for attributes of the Foreign Keys or other Indexes.

                              3 votes
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                              • SQL Search needs to search all procs and return all results.

                                SQL Search needs to search all procs and return all results. If I enter a word I expect ALL procs with that word in the title to appear in the results, not just half of them. Not useful at all. Going back to using SSMS filters.

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                                • Default object filter (ignore jobs, constraints, triggers, and other...but include tables, sprocs, views, functions). EVERY time I start se

                                  Default objects filter (ignore jobs, constraints, triggers, and other...but include tables, sprocs, views, functions). EVERY time I start search I have to turn off the objects I don't want (and RARELY want).

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                                  • Most Recent Searches drop down

                                    Search text box to be a drop-down showing MRU (Most Recently Used) searches

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                                    • SQL Search from the command line should be possible

                                      SQL Search from the command line should be possible

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                                      • jump to search text

                                        In the old version, the display window of the selected object would jump right to the instance of the search term. Version 2 does not do this, it makes it less useful than the old version.

                                        I looked to see if it was an optional feature, but I couldn't find any options to adjust.

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