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  1. Setting the option to use spaces instead of tabs for intending (our house policy) only works for new tab presses.
    I would like a simple action that would replace all tabs in the current document with spaces -- using the tab-to-spaces value as set in options. Sublime Text has this and I use practically every time I edit anything.

    45 votes

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  2. It would be awsome if there was an option that would format an SQL Script automatically after opening it in SSMS / VS. So if you load a file it would be formatted automatically with your selected formatting style. It would be great too if this auto format option could be switched on and off in the Options.

    17 votes

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  3. Semi-colons are automatically added at every END reserved key word. Make this optional.

    END(;)
    END TRY(;)
    END CATCH(;)

    This just look weird to everyone

    BEGIN
    ....
    END(;) <=== don't want it here... there's an ELSE continuation.
    ELSE
    BEGIN
    END(;)

    1 vote

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  4. If I have a very large script with the majority of it with formatting disabled, or even with just a highlighted small area... the ctrl-K,ctrl-Y formatting seems to consider the parts it will not be formatting. Example: code in a separate window will format instantly while in a window with 100k lines with same code highlighted it will take a long while. This seems to indicate that it is considering all of the code even though it is only formatting a small piece.

    2 votes

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  5. In version 7 the Style option FormatActionRemoveSquareBrackets was removed from the .sqlpromptstyle Style file into the .settings Settings file. I would like it moved back into the Style file, along with all other Style options settable under "SSMS > SQL Prompt > Options > Format > Style". See https://productsupport.red-gate.com/hc/en-us/requests/122489 for additional details.

    2 votes

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  6. 14 votes

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  7. My default preference is to maintain the ON keyword without a new line. I would like to be able to CONDITIONALLY place the ON keyword on a new line if, and only if the ON keyword together with the associated ON condition exceed a configurable wrap threshold.

    Example:
    -- Yield this >>>>
    SELECT *
    FROM Person.Address
    INNER JOIN Person.StateProvince
    ON StateProvince.StateProvinceID=Address.StateProvinceID
    -- >>>> instead of

    SELECT *
    FROM Person.Address
    INNER JOIN Person.StateProvince ON StateProvince.StateProvinceID=Address.StateProvinceID
    -- Assuming the JOIN clause exceeds the wrap length
    -- <<<

    This is particularly useful if the "Place JOIN table on new line" is NOT selected…

    3 votes

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  8. It would be nice if the IN clause were formatted like a logical function that returns a value so that it followed the options and rules for parentheses and were indented according to its place in the logical expression. (paying attention to the ANDs and ORs if present)

    2 votes

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  9. Arithmetical expressions and compound logical expressions all consist of operations and expressions with parentheses and orders of precedence. All of these should have the options for aligning operands, aligning parentheses, adding parentheses to make the default orders of precedence explicit. All expressions are subordinate to clauses so they should be indented under WHERE, ON, SELECT, WHEN.

    1 vote

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  10. Convert selected CODE or a complete stored procedure to Dynamic SQL Code.

    16 votes

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  11. Template based formatting.
    Select your text and right click, format according to template... then select the appropriate template of your choice.

    8 votes

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  12. Add the ability to exclude columns from appearing in the auto-generated INSERT statements. I have to manually remove certain columns every time.

    9 votes

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  13. I align aliases, commas, datatypes and expressions at the first tab stop following the longest element in the list. See examples below:

    -- Tilde character used as space replacement to cope with HTML formatting
    -- 2-character tabs are assumed below
    -- In a fixed-space font, the commas, = signs, data types and AS keywords would all line up vertically
    DECLARE
    ~~@x~~~~~~~~~~~~~~INT~~~~~~~~~,
    ~~@var~~~~~~~~~~~~VARCHAR(4)~~,
    ~~@longer_varname~VARCHAR(10)~,
    ~~@z~~~~~~~~~~~~~~DATETIME~~~~;

    SELECT
    ~~~~@longer_varname~=~'x'~~~~~~~,
    ~~~~@var~~~~~~~~~~~~=~'1234'~~~~,
    ~~~~@z~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=~GETDATE()~;

    SELECT
    ~~~~T1.shortfield~~~~~~~~AS~ShortField~,
    ~~~~AO.really
    longfield~~AS~LongField~~,
    ~~~~'x'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~AS~XChar~~~~~~,
    ~~FROM~~~~~~~~dbo.table1~~~~~~AS~T1
    ~~~~LEFT~JOIN~dbo.another
    one~AS~AO~ON~T1.keyval~=~AO.keyval;

    EXEC~@x~=~dbo.SomeProc
    ~~@Param1~=~'3'~~~~~~~~~~~,
    ~~@P2~~~~~=~'Longer~Text'~,
    ~~@P3~~~~~=~4~~~~~~~~~~~~~;

    23 votes

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  14. I think SSMSBoost has this feature: being able to add configurable guide lines to limit the query writing space to a specified number of characters/columns. This is very handy as I always want to keep my code narrow, within the 80-char limit. Currently, I have to install SSMSBoost for it... Could this please be added to SQL Prompt? This is probably a quick feature to implement and would be tremendously useful. Thanks.

    1 vote

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  15. I would be nice if SQL-prompt could warn against posible data truncation.
    Like assigning a int value to a tinyint field/variable or assigning a varchar(30) to a varchar(3).
    I want it both at an global analysis (like find invalid objects) and in the current scrip edit (while modifying a trigger / procedure / function).

    13 votes

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  16. If format SQL makes chnages - it destroy saved marks
    This occurs even when line bookmarked line hasnt (visibly) changed
    Very frushtrating

    3 votes

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  17. 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,

    0 votes

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