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  1. Current versus available version in SSMS Add-in window

    It would be nice to see what version is installed on my PC versus the current version available on the Red Gate site. This could be displayed in the SSMS Add-in window.

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    • Is there a way to search all the tables or some of tables for a piece of data?

      Sometimes we need to search all the tables or a set of tables for a piece of data when we exploring an not well-documented database or not well-desigend database or trouble-shooting a complex data issue. Search database content is likely very time-consuming but sometimes it worth the effort.

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      • Add Row Count to returned Tables.

        This would allow the users to identify returned tables with actual related data in them. This would be extremely helpful when trying to identify related tables with data that needs to be updated, rather than having to manually go through them. Especially when there are hundreds of tables involved

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        • Double clicking the text in the bottom box does highlight everything

          Double clicking the text in the bottom box doesn't highlight everything from one space to another e.g. double clicking FN_Payment when Pay is highlighted, would only select all letters after the underscore. I would like it to work as per SSMS and select the whole word

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          • Search the descriptions entered by SQLDoc.

            It appears that if I use SQLDoc to put comments on tables and columns, I can't find those comments by SQLSearch. I should be able to do that search and find my comments.

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            • Ability to search index

              It would be nice to search Indexes or Constraint names

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              • while re-opening sql search tab, focus should be in search textbox

                If we open sql search first time , at that time focus is in search textbox but once if i have search something and switching to other tab and closing sql search tab , then after if i want to search something then again i open sql search then focus is not search textbox.

                I am using sql server 2008 , SQL Server Management Studio.

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                • Search using escape characters

                  I would like to find all my views that use wildcards '%', but currently the percent sign is used as a wildcard in search. We need an escape character for literal searches too.

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                  • Search to find the content of a table or a view

                    In tables or views in the databse I will search a specific name.

                    With the SQL Search I can only find the table and the code from the views oder procedures, but not the content like a name.

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                    • No found 'Select in Object Explorer' option.

                      It would be nicethat button worked

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                      • Copy colums from the search grid

                        it would be very helpful to be able to copy and paste a list of objects from the search grid rather than the whole line.

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                        • Search to find Sequences

                          I would like the search tool to also look at Sequences. At the moment it does not, and there is no option to include them in the Search. SQL Source Control gives you the option to include Sequences. Also, Apex's search tool returns Sequences.

                          4 votes
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                          • Find orphaned sprocs

                            We are currently working with a database that is in a sad state. We are removing 100s of tables and SPROCs, so we use SQL search extensively. There are lots of SPROCs that are not used by anyone and some contain references to tables that have been dropped. It would be nice if we could search for the SPROCs that have references that have been removed.

                            4 votes
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                            • Make ctrl-c work

                              When selecting text in the search result Ctrl-C does not work. The workaround is to use right click and select copy in the context menu. But after many years at the keyboard I'm too used to use hotkeys so I miss it a lot.

                              11 votes
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                              • Colorize the preview area of the Stored Procedure selected

                                Could be easier inspect the code in the SP. Also, if could exist "Find Next" coincidence inside same preview mode, the tool will be awesome !!

                                9 votes
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                                • Rename column

                                  Allow user to mass replace a column name (with case sensitivity) with another column name (case sensitive). I would like to be able to change all instances in which I named a column with "id" to "ID", for example, without having to drop and recreate the table, which has millions of records in it.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • HotKeys to go to search box and open selected in object explorer!

                                    Maybe I'm missing something, but there seem to be no hotkeys. I was expecting to be able to type a search hotkey like Ctrl+, and have the focus go to the search box, then hit enter once I get to the object I want to select it in object explorer.

                                    Instead, I've got to hotkey, then hand to mouse and select the search box, then hand to keyboard and type the name, then hand to mouse and right click on what I want and hit open in object explorer.

                                    Please add hotkeys! It'd be soo easy and make this a…

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Filter "Matches on" column

                                      Allow filtering results on "Matches on" column

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                                      • Show the count of the number of matches in each search result

                                        Add an additional column to the search result pane showing the number of times the search phrase occurs in each search result. For example, if I know that that there is only one occurrence of my search phrase in the object - I will know that I do not have to scroll through the rest of it to determine if it occurs more than once.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Option to limit search results to specific Schemas

                                          This would improve search results and reduce the size of the search catalog needed to be loaded by SQL search. We have large SQL Server instances with multiple schemas and search frequently crashes or fails to load schema due to out of memory condition. T

                                          5 votes
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