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  1. In version 10.12.1 and older the "Open in Excel" functionality actually created a Excel file where numbers were numbers and could be used in formulas like SUM. Starting in, I think, 10.12.4 you started exporting all numbers as a string. That completely breaks the usability, as you can then no longer make a formula using the numbers. (And while Excel offers the option to convert them back to numbers, it would be a pain to do it for each column that needed it and it takes FOREVER.)

    At this point I will have to stay on 10.12.1 and not upgrade…

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  2. When using the Script as Insert, it generates the Create Table with the table name as #temptable. If you want to change that name, you have to then change it in the Create, Insert, and Drop locations.

    Would be nice if this defaulted as a snippet placeholder so that editing one would edit the other two as well.

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  3. With the Script as INSERT feature, give the option to just copy the CREATE TABLE and INSERT INTO statements to the clipboard.

    I regularly create Temp Tables to store query results when working through a SPROC. (Generate a dataset, throw it in a temp table to use for later, drop it at the end of the SPROC. More efficient than doing one massive Select with Subqueries.) When you Script as INSERT, that's created in a new tab. I copy that code and go back to the original tab.

    Would be convenient if I could copy straight to the clipboard and…

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  4. Like the snippet placeholder $SERVER$ inserts the name of the connected SQL server and $DBNAME$ inserts the name of the connected database I would like a placeholder $OBJECTNAME$ that will insert the name of the object already selected in Object Explorer.

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  5. Currently the files write out to a temporary file location. Add pane in settings window to change the location (e.g. a folder in my one drive that is not read only)

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  6. Allow an option when saving / running a file that you format the sql to the format selected. Will make sure the whole team follow the standards and does not forget to run the formatter.

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  7. I am installing SQL Prompt into SSMS only. every time I run an update I need to change the install location to SSMS only (from SSMS and VS). Please make the installer remember my selection and default to it

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  8. Add support for intellisense in SQL MultiScript using SQLPrompt

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  9. SSMS homes files other than .SQL scripts. Sometimes an you closed an execution plan or a deadlock graph you wish you had saved. Tab history should cache non-SQL file types along with standard SQL scripts so you can get these back when you accidentally closed SSMS or after a crash.

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  10. Add the ability to specify a named formatting style using a comment block.

    Add functionality to specify, in a comment block, what formatting style should be used when formatting the current file. It could be a simple addition to the existing turn-on/off formatting comment.

    Perhaps something like this:
    --SQL Prompt Formatting On - Style = "My Style"

    The above would turn on formatting and specify what style to use.

    This functionality would be helpful in many ways.

    • It is already convenient to have multiple formatting rules, this would keep the user from having to remember what rules apply to what…

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  11. Add "Clean install" checkbox with appropriate warnings and option to back up styles and tab history where the user can specify and/or change the suggested backup location by default. Offer an easy option (inside menu?) to restore from the backup once installed. Take a look at Visual Studio editor options can be exported (backed up to a file) and subsequently restored later.

    Also, take a look at nVidia, AMD Radeon (formerly ATI) and perhaps Intel network card driver installers as an example for "clean install".

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  12. When working on a management server with SQL Prompt and SSMS, we usually don't have Microsoft Office with Excel installed there. This makes it very cumbersome to use the current feature of SQL Prompt to export grid results to an Excel file as there is no application available on the server to process the file.

    Instead, I often use a very nice feature in SSMSBoost that copies to grid results data to an XML spreadsheet which can then be pasted into Excel on your client, preserving data types. The regular copy/paste from SSMS to Excel only copies text data from…

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  13. When adding brackets via CTRL+B,CTRL+B, Windows-based principals (users, groups, etc.) are not correctly bracketed. The brackets are placed around the domain or computer name portion of the principal, instead of the combination of the domain/computer and user/group name.

    For example, if this statement is entered

    ALTER SERVER ROLE sysadmin ADD MEMBER MYDOMAIN\USER

    using CTRL+B,CTRL+B will yield this:

    ALTER SERVER ROLE [sysadmin] ADD MEMBER [MYDOMAIN]\USER

    instead of the correct syntax:

    ALTER SERVER ROLE [sysadmin] ADD MEMBER [MYDOMAIN\USER]

    Would also be helpful if principals from NT AUTHORITY and NT SERVICE could be correctly handled.

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  14. Include SQL statements to grant existing permissions with the object definition DDL statements.
    i.e. GRANT SELECT ON dbo.table TO sql_user

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  15. Have buttons to add/remove square brackets rather than tucked away under Options, so they can be toggled on or off easily.

    And/or move the square brackets option out of Options and into the actual formatting style (like the option to remove additional whitespace) so it can be saved and shared as a template

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  16. As AI powered tools like codepilot, kite or tabnine are on the rise, It would be so great to add an AI assistant to SQL Prompt to support developers on their way to write t-sql code effortless.

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  17. I do not see Intellisense for AZURE sql. Please, please, please. There's code formatting, but no actual intellisense like ssms.

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  18. SQL Prompt doesn't allow to exclude servers, only way we can filter out server if we add each database under SQL prompt settings (Suggestions>Connections).

    We have busy production server and if we connect to production server, SQL prompt execute series of SQL queries against system database tables. Even though impact is minimal, It would be nice if there is a way filtering out servers rather than just the database objects.

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  19. Please add support for Synapse Serverless Databases for Intellisense!

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  20. Add option to do a tab between the comma and the field and indent it all one tab with the first line double tabbed to keep in line with other fields.
    Please see also see forum discussion: https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/comment/167992

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