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  1. Find and Replace would be very helpful

    Find and Replace would be very helpful

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      0 comments  ·  Data search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Looking up any value in any DB, returns Tables/Columns/Rows in any DB per any value that you inputted

      Looking up any values in any DB with the brute force approach.
      --This feature will look at every table and every column for a string, number, or datetime value, etc
      --It supports begins with, ends with, and contains for strings and returns a query of results
      --including the count of total matches on the table and the sql needed to query that result up.
      --It's also support multiple options like contains, begins with, ends with, and exact match.
      --Secondly it also supports number and date searches, xml etc.

      I have already implemented above features with a stored procedure, and hope…

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Data search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Persist text size changes between search results

        Search result text size is changeable using ctrl+click (thank you for that feature), but unfortunately it is not persisted between search results. Reading through search results can be much faster if the text size is a little smaller making this usable feature, but it loses all value when reading through a list of results.

        5 votes
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        • Include Search inside synonyms objects

          SQLSearch doesn't find keywords inside Synonyms. For instance I want to find all Synonyms regarding table MyTable

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          • Include in the top panel the type as it is in the sys.object table. So Calar function will be 'FN' for example.

            Include in the top panel the type as it is in the sys.object table. So Calar function will be 'FN' for example.

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            • 6 votes
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              • Add "Select Top X Rows" and "Edit Top X Rows" when right-clicking a table in the search result list

                I would be a nice feature if it was possible to quickly select or edit top X rows (on tables) directly from the result list. Now I have to first "Select in Object Explorer" and select top rows from there. This feature would save me a lot of time.

                3 votes
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                • Show modify_date of objects

                  I would be great if we could see the last modify_date of the objects in the results grid and sort by last modified

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                  • There should be also table data search option

                    It would be nice if we can search table data.

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                      1 comment  ·  Data search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Save results to a table

                      It would be nice to be able to save the results to a table. An added bonus would be to be able to select which columns you would like to save.

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                      • When search with "Exact match" option would permit 1 char word for search.

                        When search with "Exact match" option would permit 1 char word for search.

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                        • 8 votes
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                          • Print a PDF from SQL Search

                            Add the ability to print a report when using the sql search feature. So a search can be run, saved to a file, and that file e-mailed between departments and looked over.

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                              1 comment  ·  Graphical User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Search through SSRS reports as an option under "All object types"

                              The search for through functions, store procs, views, tables is great. But it would help if one was able to search through SSRS reports as well.

                              This will enable one to find where functions, store procs etc. are been used. As the "Show Dependencies" is limited to a specific DB and does not have the ability to "look" into deployed reports.

                              3 votes
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                              • Ability to have each match in same procedure listed separately in results

                                So I don't have to scroll to the end of each matched procedure to be sure there are not additional matches later in the file. Also make it less likely to miss a match when quickly scrolling.

                                5 votes
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                                • Aggregate results base on "Matches on" column, to avoid duplicate result rows

                                  Aggregate results base on "Matches on" column, to avoid duplicate rows

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                                  • Please refresh before search or add refresh button.

                                    Please refresh before search or add refresh button. DB doesnot reflect until we close and open SQL search again

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                                    • Searching for a datatype, such as TINYINT does not return results from table definitions.

                                      I needed to find all the tables in an existing database that utilized TINYINT columns to research if there would be a problem changing them to INTEGERS, and search for all the places in SQL code that the TINYINT datatype was referenced. I reached for SQL Search as the ultimate solution but determined that it doesn't find datatypes within table definitions. I was able to use it to identify the places in stored procedures, etc. but not within the table object definitions. This feature was expected functionality on my part.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Add Created Date to Result Set

                                        Can you add the Created Date to the result set? That is helpful to find queries that were created recently to do various tasks like trouble shooting new queries that are affecting performance.

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                                        • Ability to copy results

                                          Allow selective copy from top panel. EG, sort by Type, then copy the list of Tables only, not DB, Schema, Type, and the lengthy detail

                                          16 votes
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