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  1. Currently in Visual Studio the option to "Enclose identifiers within square brackets []" option will be set to true on startup requiring a user to turn it off every time they load Visual Studio.

    This option when set to false should remain that way even after a restart of Visual Studio the same way it does in SSMS.

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  2. I prefer types without square brackets ( INT vs [INT], for example).

    If using square brackets for identifiers in the format options, there is no quick way to remove these.

    My work-around is -
    1. Apply Format Style option "Add/remove brackets + Remove Unnecessary brackets"
    2. Format the block of code
    3. Apply format Style option "Add/remove brackets + Add brackets to all identifiers"
    4. Format the block of code
    5. restore format Style option to original choice

    It would be nice to have a single action to do this, or to have a separate option in format styles to…

    2 votes

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  3. Similar to the "Prefixes to ignore" option in Options > Inserted code > Aliases, could we have a "Postfixes to ignore" option to allow use to set words at the end of a tablename to ignore when generating aliases.

    Currently I have to keep the custom aliases list up to date, whereas this would do that automatically.

    1 vote

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  4. Option (such as a check box) to omit active style formatting of comment lines between /* and */. Similar to SQL Prompt formatting off/on without the added code lines.

    2 votes

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  5. Merge Command Formatting

    For MERGE commands there is no way to make the conditional requirements with 'ON' follow the same style as JOIN's ON. I noticed back on 5/17/2017 there was a closed 'Merge command formatting options' through the User Voice, stating that an experimental feature was available for SQL Prompt 7.4. What happened? In my 10.1.7.15015, within the formatting styles, there is no area for MERGE like there is for JOIN.

    8 votes

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  6. When Place Begin - End statements on new line is selected it doesn't appear to work as part of an If statement. This makes the begin and end difficult to find

    2 votes

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  7. Currently SQL Prompt inserts SQL full INSERT script or EXEC SP in multiline while it might be useful for INSERT statement, but most of the times I have to realign them into a single line. It would be good if we have the option to choose wheather to add statement in single line or multi line? and its more usefull if we have shortcut to switch the inserted statement between formats?

    2 votes

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  8. I would like to expand upon suggestions others have made regarding adding custom formatting and analyzers.
    I have recently been trying to implement SQL Prompt for our team, and I have struggles with a lack of customization, opinionated options that don’t reflect our needs, and some bugs.
    What would have solved this issue for me would have been the ability to add custom formatters and custom analyzers.

    Custom Formatters
    Since SQL Prompt gets the position of tokens from IAlignmentProvider.FinalAlignmentForToken I suggest that the API couple simply be plumbed into this method, if a plugin is attached it would call the…

    3 votes

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  9. When I am composing a script in Multi-Script, I'd like to have the editing settings available. Include variable/column name completion, keyword formatting, indention, etc..

    2 votes

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  10. We have code littered with IIFs that we would like to convert to CASE. Logically this is straightforward, but achieving it swiftly is proving more difficult. A regex takes care of the simple ones, but the ugly ones with nested functions across multiple lines and all sorts are proving far more difficult.

    Would it be possible to add a feature to SQL Prompt to refactor IIFs into CASE statements? Thanks

    2 votes

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  11. PERSIST_SAMPLE_PERCENT is a new feature in SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU4.

    SQL Prompt does not think this is a valid UPDATE STATISTICS statement:

    UPDATE STATISTICS dbo.MyTable(MyStat)
    WITH FULLSCAN, PERSIST_SAMPLE_PERCENT = ON;

    It is valid and the correct syntax. SQL Prompt should be updated to format this correctly.

    3 votes

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  12. When formatting SQL, it would be good to have the option to put the item following an AND/OR on a new line and align it, so instead of:

    WHERE
    OutgoingResults.LoadDateKey = 20191106
    AND OutgoingResults.FeedName = 'TestFeed'

    we have

    WHERE
    OutgoingResults.LoadDateKey = 20191106
    AND
    OutgoingResults.FeedName = 'TestFeed'

    11 votes

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  13. Formatting a SQL batch which contains

    BACKUP DATABASE Databasename
    TO URL = N'URL'
    WITH CREDENTIAL = N'Credential'

    leads to

    BACKUP DATABASE Databasename
    TO URL = N'URL'
    WITH AS CREDENTIAL = N'Credential'

    the AS between with and credential is wrong.

    Please fix :-)

    2 votes

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  14. 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.

    4 votes

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  15. When collapsing CASE expressions shorter then XXX, the END has no space if there is a preceding parenthesis.

    Example1 = CASE t1.Col004 WHEN 1 THEN t1.Col006 END,
    Example1 = CASE t1.Col004 WHEN 1 THEN TRY_CONVERT(int, t1.Col006)END

    2 votes

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  16. Hi there. Currently, SQL Prompt formats an invocation of a sproc like this:

    exec sproc @param1 = ?,
    @param2 = ?,
    @param3 = ?

    I'd like to be able to change this into:

    exec sproc
    @param1 = ?,
    @param2 = ?,
    @param3 = ?

    Thanks.

    7 votes

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  17. Some of us would like the option for formatting of table declarations to not only align [tabify] column names (indented one tab), but also columnize/tabify the data types and nullability so that table definitions are grid-like. Constraints per column are are far more variable and therefore require more of a free format or sometimes pushing them to subsequent lines, but at minimum, the ColumnName, DataType and Nullability should be optioned to columnize by default.

    When there are hundreds or thousands of tables in a db schema, I'm used to scanning table definitions, and having them organized grid-like saves my eyeballs…

    5 votes

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  18. It would be nice to have an option to not but square brackets around aliases as it's our style to not do so. We find it makes the aliases unnecessarily long,since most of our aliases are 1 or 2 letters.

    For example

    SELECT
    T.[TableId],
    T.[Name]
    FROM
    [dbo].[MyTable] T

    vs

    SELECT
    [T].[TableId],
    [T].[Name]
    FROM
    [dbo].[MyTable] [T]

    Currently we have to go back and rename an alias to itself so that the square brackets go away.

    7 votes

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  19. 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…

    4 votes

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  20. This is a Format SQL request; not for SQL Prompt, but rather for this website. I don't know how many hundreds of examples have been posted where the author spent quite a bit of time formatting an example, only to have the posted code totally bastardized. Have at least a <code> tag that would present the content within the tag in a fixed-width font and not remove leading spaces. I've seen some posts where the poor soul has tried 2-3 times to get their poin t across only to have the presented code rendered in a way that completely loses…

    13 votes

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