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  1. Please add an option be added to SQL Prompt to trim all white space.

    Ideally, the following would be supported:
    - Ability to execute against a query window or block of selected code
    - Available as a stand-alone shortcut
    - Can include as part of a Format SQL style
    - Option to remove a) leading spaces, b) trailing spaces, c) both

    7 votes

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  2. Please, separate options to align aliases for columns and tables..... I love aligned column aliases, but table aliases advance too far right, unnecessarily.

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  3. Regardless of the source table, we would like the option to force table, column, and alias names to lower case. (We integrate databases from multiple sources and our queries look like a mess when half of the columns are upper case and half are lower).

    Example:
    SELECT dp.PROJID AS cpprojid,
    pld.suffix AS project
    segment,
    IP.projectnumber AS innprojid
    FROM DEL.PROJ AS dp
    INNER JOIN DEL.view
    projectlvldetail AS pld
    ON pld.PROJID = dp.projid
    LEFT OUTER JOIN inn.PROJ AS IP
    ON dp.PROJID LIKE IP.cpproj_id + '%'

    I think this is hard…

    7 votes

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  4. I realize my title is very vague.

    Basically, I would like more control options over how styles are applied. Maybe I'm just really weird in how I format my SQL, but it seems like no matter how hard I try, I can never get the styles the way I want them.

    I realize that it's impossible to make it perfect. But the basic idea is to get the formatter to do what you would normally do the majority of the time.

    For example....the majority of the time, I prefer the following...

    For JOIN clauses, all join criteria is in the…

    6 votes

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  5. Would be great to be able to add user specific outlining, so that you could add + & - where ever you choose in a sql script to collapse down certain parts. The CRM system that I support has a create contact table import with 200 columns which is regularly used and this functionality would be great when having to resort to using this import etc...

    6 votes

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  6. 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…

    5 votes

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  7. Add a menu Item option to unformat a query. In other words take the query that is highlighted or every query in the script and convert them to be on a single line with only a single space between keywords, words, and operators.
    This would be very useful for having to copy SQL into a table or other some object that shouldn't have normal formatting in it.
    An option would be to double up all single quotes, so that the query can be placed between single quotes.

    5 votes

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  8. SQL Prompt should allow block comments /* SQL Prompt formatting off */ to disable T-SQL formatting.

    Single line comments are a pain when tuning queries. I would always use block comments in my code except when I don't want SQL Prompt to not mess with certain T-SQL it does not format to my standards.

    Blocking formatting should support both type of comments.
    /* SQL Prompt formatting off */
    -- SQL Prompt formatting off

    5 votes

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  9. So… Copy as IN Clause. Love it, but let’s improve it. Let’s say we have the following output…

    ProductID ProductDesc
    1 SQL Prompt
    2 SQL Search
    3 SQL Compare

    If we use Copy as IN Clause on the ProductID column, we get:

    IN
    (
    1,
    2,
    3
    )

    Which super…. However those IDs mean nothing to me in 6 months time when I’m now having to modify my code. What would be awesome, is if I can select both ProductID and ProductDesc, then hit Copy as IN Clause, and get the following output:

    IN
    (
    1, -- SQL Prompt
    2,…

    5 votes

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  10. When saving/opening file automatically untabify it.

    (select all then edit|advanced|untabify selected lines)

    Some how, some way, despite telling everyone to set convert tabs to spaces we constantly get tabs in our SQL code. It would be really nice to just have it automatically convert to spaces so I can save a few clicks.

    5 votes

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  11. One of the most tedious elements of writing T-SQL is handling of proper comparisons in the WHEN MATCHED AND ... THEN UPDATE clause of a MERGE statement.
    For example, to compare a single nullable target and destination column you should compare:

    SRC.column <> TGT.column
    OR (SRC.column IS NULL AND TGT.column IS NOT NULL)
    OR (SRC.column IS NOT NULL AND TGT.column IS NULL)

    I'm not sure on exactly how would be best to handle this but it would be great if SQL Prompt could somehow auto-populate these clauses. Or even better would be some way to generate an entire merge statement…

    5 votes

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  12. When typing SQL aliases are inserted automatically if configured. However when opening existing query from some other source it would be nice to execute an options to add missed aliases based on the same configured rules as with editing.

    5 votes

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  13. I would like to only affect the placement of commas in a column list, without applying other formatting options. This would work similar to Ctrl-B, Ctrl-B to remove brackets or Ctrl-B, C to insert semicolons, in that no other formatting would take place.

    There are times I have a rather well-formatted script but it has been written with commas at the start of the line and I prefer them at the end. A new shortcut would toggle placing commas at the start or end of the line without affecting other formatting within the script.

    5 votes

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  14. Version 9.2.5.6073

    I would like to request that script validation be limited to the selected text during Format SQL.

    This is a duplicate of a Completed feature (Bug) submitted on version 7. https://redgate.uservoice.com/forums/94413-sql-prompt/suggestions/16611622-formatting-of-valid-selected-code-when-there-is-in
    I see recent comments on the original request but you may not be addressing since it is marked completed.

    To Replicate:

    Put 3 lines below in a new Window in SSMS

    SOME BAD TEXT
    GO
    SELECT 1 FROM dbo.Person

    Now select All of Line 3 after the GO Statement. Right-click, Format SQL

    Should get following error:
    "Error inserting semicolons" ...

    Script parsing errors:
    Line 1 Col: 1…

    5 votes

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  15. Complex multi-line statements are much easier to read when separated by an empty line above and below them. Please add an option to turn on "Empty Line Above/Below Multi-Line Statements".

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  16. DAX Studio has a splendid feature that I think is missing from SQL Prompt and could be rather easily implemented. In DAX Studio one can switch with one mouse click between putting commas before or after the column names. The "before" option greatly speeds up debugging but such formatting should not be left in production. In prod we want to have commas after the column name. Would it be possible to add a quick action or option to SQL Prompt so that commas are immediately placed at the end or beginning of column names? I know there are formatting styles…

    4 votes

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  17. Would love to have the option to have all conditions (AND / OR) aligned (or same indentation) with the ON clause, for example:

    FROM dbo.orders AS o
    JOIN dbo.orderAttributes AS oa
    ~~ON oa.companyID = o.companyID
    ~~AND oa.orderID = o.orderID

    4 votes

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  18. Removing brackets from database names causes VS schema compare to indicate file differences because VS requires database reference variables to be enclosed in brackets. Need an option to exclude removal of brackets from database and server in three and four part names.

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  19. A formatting feature to change syntax between these two forms

    SELECT field1 AS Alias1, field2 AS Alias2 FROM table1

    SELECT Alias1 = field1, Alias2 = field2 FROM table1

    Ideally useable without having to invoke the "Format SQL" command.
    Hopefully selectable as an enabled option within a Format SQL style set.

    I spend a non-trivial amount of time reformatting SQL code for leading/trailing comma placement and alias AS/= placement, this would be a HUGE help

    4 votes

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  20. SQL Prompt does not start a new line for the SELECT portion of a CTAS statement within Azure Synapse Analytics when there is a defined distribution or index using a WITH clause. Instead the SELECT statement is tabbed way over to the right.

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