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  1. Add the name and description of a snippet (as a comment)

    When inserting from a code snippet, add the name and description of the snippet (as a comment).

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    • Add a pause button.

      It would be nice to be able to turn off SQL Prompt for short periods of time, maybe 1, 2 or 5 minutes. For example, I sometimes need to enter a list of email addresses as the basis of a query. I enter the opening quote and separating commas sung clrl+alt+drag. When I then add the closing quotes SQL prompt adds the second quote every other time.

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      • Warn before running code that might fire trigger

        SQL Prompt gives me a warning when I execute a query or batch that would truncate a table or that includes an update or delete without where clause.
        Is it possible to get a similar warning when I execute a query or batch that runs an insert, update, delete, or merge statement against a table or view that has a trigger? (ideally the warning would only fire if the trigger is not deactivated, and if it is for the correct operation)

        7 votes
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        • Warn when selecting "Disconnect All Queries"

          In SSMS the Change Connection and Disconnect all Queries are next to each other. I sometimes hit disconnect all when I'm trying to change one queries connection. I never use disconnect all. It'd be nice if you could create a prompt to ensure I meant Disconnect all.

          In SSMS right click in your query and select the Connection sub menu to see what I mean

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          • "Save As Excel" should also be an option, like Open In Excel is..

            I love Open In Excel, and I've even got it usable on a machine that doesn't have Excel installed. Thankfully you guys made SQLP so it creates the XLSX without needing Excel. That's cool, because it means I can do a fudgy workaround, setting Chrome to be my handler for XLSX files.

            Because Chrome doesnt know what to do with an XLSX other than "download" it from whatever temp file you guys create it in, it means when Chrome has finished "opening/downloading" the XLSX, I can hit Chrome's "Show in Folder" option and see the XLSX file in all its…

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            • "Open In Excel" should confirm if only one cell is selected

              If I run a query, forget to highlight all cells, then right click the results grid and choose Open In Excel then my right click will highlight a single cell, and the exported file contains only that one data value.

              I'm pretty sure 99.9% of the time this isn't what the developer wants..

              SOLUTION: if only one cell is selected, SQL prompt should ask "You only selected one cell, do you actually want the whole data grid or just that one cell? [Whole Grid] [One Cell]

              If it's a scalar query (only one cell result) then don't ask the question

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              • Autoconnect Servers in Object Explorer.

                A great feature would able to setup a list of serveres in SQL Prompt options.
                And every time SSMS starts, it connects automatically to this list of serveres.
                I spend a lot of time connecting to servers every morning, instead of them being there right away..

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                • MS_Description should be copyable in tooltip

                  Should be nice to be able to copy the MS_Description from the tooltip, since we store there explication for enum values and sometime formulas

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                  • Improve the "Open in Excel" context menu entry by preserving the data values

                    Probably under the wrong category as I didn't see a related option for Excel, but bit values such as 1 and 0 should be preserved as such. Decimal values such as 12.000 should not have trailing zeroes truncated. And the most rage-inducing is NULL becoming an empty cell on a spreadsheet.

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                    • Peek Table Rows

                      It would be great to have a feature where I have a table highlighted in my sql that a context menu would be available to peek table rows, so it would run a select TOP (10) * FROM TableName. The 10 could be a configuration option.

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                      • Create a Task list for --#TODO: comments

                        It would be useful if a task list list of --#TODO: comments were visible like in the tab history so you can monitor / jump to these items

                        6 votes
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                        • setup

                          It would be helpful to have a CLI setup or a config file that can be used to onboard new users with team settings, rather than having them reconfigure Prompt once it's installed. Having team folders and formatting/behavior settings consistent from the start is needed.

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                          • Change Connection for all tabs

                            I would love to see a feature that allows you to change the connection of all currently open tabs to a different connection.

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                            • Set indent size

                              We frequently need to move large blocks of code to the left or to the right a specific number of spaces. It would be nice to be able to see on the toolbar the current indent size and have the ability to change this indent size on the toolbar.

                              2 votes
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                              • Query Execution History: Search by Date

                                Please allow users to search Query Execution History by Date, or better yet, Date Range. Since the the execution history is already stored in a db file, I am hoping this is an easy add.

                                3 votes
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                                • Option to have the results 'Script as Insert' use SELECT statements instead of values

                                  If easy to implement have the option to have the results 'Script as Insert' use SELECT statements (with UNION ALL between them) instead of VALUES (vals),(vals),etc. SELECT causes much less logging, "You can use INSERT INTO <target_table> SELECT <columns> FROM <source_table> to efficiently transfer a large number of rows from one table, such as a staging table, to another table with minimal logging. Minimal logging can improve the performance of the statement and reduce the possibility of the operation filling the available transaction log space during the transaction." -- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/statements/insert-transact-sql (Under best practices)

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                                  • Have the update process default to only updating installed tools

                                    I don't use SQL Prompt in Visual Studio and likely never will. However, every time I update, the updater defaults to installing it for VS and updating SSMS. It would be nice if the update process defaulted to only doing updates.

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                                    • "Script as INSERT" should respect "Insert full INSERT statement" setting

                                      The new "Script as INSERT" feature generates scripts that do not include a column list. The generated script should include a column list if the "Insert full INSERT statement" setting is checked.

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                                      • Hotkey to join current line with next

                                        This is simply to address what I consider a missing hotkey from SSMS / Visual Studio.
                                        It really is as simple as joining the current line with next, replacing all whitespace from the end of this line and the start of the next line with a single space.
                                        The motivation in the context of SQL Prompt is to "undo" some formatting changes that I would prefer not to have.

                                        As a future step, some intelligent wrapping options with the hotkey would be great.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Feature Suggestion List, Sort Search Results

                                          This suggestion is for your feature suggestion list web pages. When I search your site to see if someone has already suggested something similar to what I am about to post, I would like to sort the results by most similar (this seems to be the default) OR by most popular (so I can bump up the vote if the suggestion matches mine).

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