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  1. It would be nice to have a list of schemas that you don't want to search in.

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  2. Would be nice to always exclude a list of databases from search.
    I know this can be done by deselecting them but when you are going between servers you always need to deselect them again and again.
    There are some databases so big that the search hangs indefinitely.

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  3. SQL search needed for SQL server 2019

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  4. There is currently no way to search for an identifier, e.g., a column name, without also matching text that contains that identifier. For example, if I want to search for a column called ExampleColumn but ignore ExampleColumn2, BadExampleColumn, etc., I could try the "Match whole words only" option. I want it to find all of these:

    SELECT ExampleColumn FROM ExampleTable;
    SELECT ExampleColumn, OtherColumn FROM ExampleTable;
    SELECT [ExampleColumn] FROM ExampleTable;
    SELECT et.ExampleColumn FROM ExampleTable et;
    SELECT * FROM ExampleTable WHERE ExampleColumn=3;
    SELECT SUM(ExampleColumn) FROM ExampleTable;
    

    but only the first three are found. Without the whole words option, it would match all…

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  5. sql search stil greyed out, when do you fix this before asking for new features make the old one run well

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  6. Would be good that SQL Search authenticated through Azure Active Directory - Universal with MFA.

    SQL Search version: 3.4.2.2567
    Error log:
    [78] ERROR RedGate.SQLSearch.Addin.Tab.DatabaseConnector - Could not load database list
    System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Cannot open server "XXXXX" requested by the login. The login failed.
    ...at RedGate.SQLSearch.Addin.Tab.DatabaseConnector.OnlineDatabasesForInstance(String connectionString)
    Error Number:40532,State:1,Class:20
    [1] ERROR RedGate.SQLSearch.Addin.LoggingErrorHandler - Failed to get the object hierarchy
    Exception: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
    ...at RedGate.SQLSearch.Addin.ObjectExplorer.SSMS.SsmsObjectExplorer.RootNode(String connectionString, IErrorHandler errorHandler)

    38 votes
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  7. SQL Search does not return users as part of the returned results. This could be useful when searching in multiple databases.

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  8. Enable users to search for user-defined types. Sometimes there is a certain change and SQL search will not show relevant fields of a user-defined type that matches the search criteria.

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  9. It would be great if you could attach to an SSAS server and search the databases (cubes) for text. I'm mainly interested in the queries used to populate the tables, but I could see it being useful to search for text anywhere in the database.

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  10. If an SSIS Catalog is chosen as a database, search the SSIS packages within for the text. I'm not sure how easy it would be to show the results, but even if the results were shown in the XML file format that would be better than nothing.

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  11. Feature to exclude expression in the search.
    Example:
    Search by "Test", but exclude finds where "Test" is part of "tbl_Test"

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  12. I would like to be able to check a box to eliminate any tables with no records in them.

    5 votes
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  13. table: msdb.dbo.sysjobsteps
    column: database_name

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  14. Allow users to select to use a dark theme for SQL Search, ideally this would pick up from their settings (if on Windows at least)

    14 votes
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  15. I need a way to move between occurrences of a SQL Search search result (either keyboard shortcut or button/icon).
    Lets say I have a bunch of long stored procedures and the name of a certain table occurs a few times within each of those procedures. I use SQL Search to search for the name of that table.
    Right now, each occurrence of the that table name will be highlighted in the code, but I have to manually scroll through the code to find the highlighted occurrences. This can become a pain if I have to scroll both horizontally and vertically.

    10 votes
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  16. Include the possibility to search inside table extended properties, for example if there's a description I would like to be able to find the text inside the description

    3 votes
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  17. Currently if I search for x y (x,space,y), it will return all instances of x or y.
    If I make it "x y" it finds nothing. There are many times when I want to find the coexistence of two very common terms, so having the latter search (or a variation) return results would be helpful.

    15 votes
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  18. Similar to Select Object in explorer. It would select the object and either execute it or create the Execute to New Query in Editor Window. Like the two options available by right clicking the stored procedure from the object explorer.

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  19. Save all of the previous search settings for dropdowns, checkboxes and search text. Keep SQL Search tab open on next launch of SSMS.

    12 votes
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  20. I would like to have the ability to turn off the "auto search" function. Whenever I enter a search phrase, I feel "rushed" to get it entered before the auto-search kicks in. Many times it starts finding results as I'm typing and then does not search again when I complete my typing. At the point I have to force a re-index.

    It would be helpful to be able to turn that off and then pressing Enter or using a separate search button would initiate the search.

    7 votes
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