SQL Search

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  1. Color the Server name in the Object Explorer to match it's tabs.

    I love the colored tabs but to better know which server/database I'm working with I'd like to see the server and its children in the Object Explorer with the same colored background to match it's tabs. This would help to visually to associate what server I'm working with when I have a lot of servers and databases open.

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  2. Should be considered the option to add o remove columns on the results grid.

    Only that, being able to add or delete columns in the results search grid. Would be great.

    3 votes
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  3. should be able to search for columns with a specific columntype

    should be able to search for columns with a specific columntype

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  4. Script all matching objects

    Once you have a list of all matching objects, have the option to select them all and script them to a new window.

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  5. I just started using SQL search and the tool is able to find words I filter by however I have scroll through lines of code in my results to

    I just started using SQL search and the tool is able to find words I filter by however I have scroll through lines of code in my results to see the high lighted word I specified.Can you enhance the SQL Data Search feature to return only the highlighted line of code in my SQL search versus returning the whole script.

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  6. Allow reordering of result columns

    I wish to view the result columns hierarchically: Database -> Schema - > Object. But at present I'm limited to the existing order, which is reverse in my mind: Object -> Schema - > Database. Bonus if the columns are draggable.

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  7. Allow Restart SQL search from SSMS

    A Restart SQL search button: Many times Redgate can stop working/throw an error (can be system problems, not Redgate itself), however, the search interface continues to accept input but return 0 results

    A Restart Search button would really help and solve this issue without having to restart SSMS everytime it happens.

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  8. Update Manager

    Please build an unified Update Manager to manage all your product updates in accordance with the client license.
    It's a very time consuming and laboring task to enter each and every program or tool and do an individual update for each one.

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  9. Specify different user to run a database search as instead of the current logged in user

    SQL Search tries to runs the search as the logged in user but sometimes that will not work specifically on cross domain scenarios with a one way trust.
    In these cases we have to use the RunAs Windows command with SSMS so we can connect to the database on the other domain.

    SQL Search does not do the same behavior as most times indexing or any search will fail because it cannot connect to the database because it uses the logged in user account

    9 votes
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  11. option to ignore comments when searching for a string.

    option to ignore comments when searching for a string.
    I need to search for SP having "with" statements and its picking up tons of SP with the word "with" in comments

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  12. save groupings of databases

    On my server there are dozens of databases, each project encompasses several at a time. It would be nice to save groupings of databases so that I can select multiple databases that are relevant for a particular project without sifting through a long checklist picking specific databases.

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  13. Allow Multiple Word Search

    We have over 200 tables and over 1000 stored procedures. I often need to search on two words. The current "Match whole words only" literally searches for "this word", but I often need it to search for all objects that have exactly "this" and "word". When I search try without the "Match whole words only", I end up with a LOT of results that have words that are similar to "this" and "word", but aren't an exact match.
    I've also tinkered with the wildcards, but that only seems to apply to on character at a time. Maybe I'm doing something…

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  14. Have the ability to remove the default of all databases.

    Having the search start automatically with all database is frustrating when you have hundreds of databases on an instance.
    You should be able to initiate the search when you're ready, or stop the one that is currently running.

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  15. show precision and scale

    Currently, SQL Search does not show precision and scale for numeric/decimal data types. I erroneously thought a column was defined without those specified when I say the SQL Search results for a table I was looking at.

    Please add precision and scale for decimal/numeric columns to the create table display

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  16. VS 2019 Support

    As VS 2019 Preview is out, we have still been waiting for VS 2019 support

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  17. Please provide "Check For Update" option for "SQL Search" in its help menu separately

    Please provide "Check For Update" option for "SQL Search" in its help menu separately

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  18. How about support for Color Theme's?

    Please add support fpr COLOR THEME'S

    6 votes
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  19. As a user, I want to be able to export (or copy and paste) the found found objects to my text processor

    I would like to be able to use the found objects in other programs (e.g. my text processor/notepad/email)

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  20. Allow multiple searches in many search tabs

    Allow multiple searches in many search tabs.
    I want to search two different things and have the search results side-by-side.

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