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  1. Hi - export to excel is a great feature. if it could be extended in 2 ways it would be even better.

    1. copy the sql used to produce the results (and date, server info) into a separate tab called 'sql' or something. this way data extracts will be 'auditable' and re-runnable.

    2. have some export options (top row = bold, highlighted, freeze top row). column autowidths applied.

    the second one can be done with a macro in the excel template but would be a nice to have.

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  2. If I have more open tabs than can horizontally fit the window SSMS does not show all of them but instead there is a dropdown in the right upper corner. I would prefer if I could have multiple rows of tabs instead, like in VS. Since it does not seem likely that MS is going to implement that soon, can it be done in SQL prompt?

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  3. It would be nice to have some capabilities that exist in Excel 2013. Specifically the feature when you can highlight a column and then at the bottom of the application it gives you some quick statistics for the column. So if I had a column of numbers, and I highlighted the column in the results pane it would give me the Average of the numbers in that column and the sum of the numbers in the column. If the column was text you could see the count of distinct values in that column. This just gives quick access to statistical…

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  4. When working all day long with serveral SQL servers, its really annoying to click on "change connection" button + enter the server name you want to connect to, and enter credential.... It would be really great we we would have a "server connection list" where we could build into settings.... So i could add all my server i'm use to connect everyday, and specifying the USERNAME + PASSWORD + Default DB..... So in one-two click, i could switch to another server really quicly

    27 votes

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  5. Bookmarks is a feature of SSMS. But all my bookmarks are destroyed once the code is formatted. So, as SSMS' feature is not so good as I want I do suggest to implement this feature by RedGate.

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  6. It would be perfect if we could change the keyboard shortcuts, I like to use Ctrl+Enter shortcut to execute current statement (like Oracle SQL Dev) and I can't change the default Shift+F5 on SQL prompt.

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  7. Sometime, my sql query script have too much nested condition and I need to see the indent guides line like this image:
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qmpRo6zwZTo/U6EzoIkdw7I/AAAAAAAAAYs/ctAXWq5nPwc/w725-h316-no/Untitled.png
    It would be awesome if you include this feature in this product.

    44 votes

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  8. In the right-click menu of the "Tables" branch in SSMS, create an extra item that would retrieve string from system clipboard and apply it as an object name filter (using the SSMS built-in [Filter] => [Filter settings] => [Name] => [Contains] feature).

    This would allow for instant filtering, saving lot of time.

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  9. Similar to visual studio code, it would be good to have a find and replace all occurrences by highlighting what you would like to replace. This would then give you the option to type in what you want to replace. I know Sql Server has a find and replace function, however I just really like this functionality and think it would be a great addition to SQL prompt

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  10. Find all occurrences of your search string in the results in datagrid mode. I know I should and could do this in SQL but sometime it is handle to find the customers name in a large set of rows.

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  11. The reason I would like to see the folders is strictly for organizational purposes. I have so many procedures and tables in one database that I have to scroll through them all to find what I’m looking for. If I could organize by schema (or however I choose) and very quickly and jump back and forth between the different folders, that would help me out tremendously. The SQL filter function is so slow when going back and forth.

    What if I could organize sql instances that I'm connected to in one SSMS. Production and Development folders?? Just another thought.

    15 votes

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  12. Show a visual indication when open transactions exist in a query window (@@TRANCOUNT > 0)

    It could be changing the background color of the query window, and a number in the status bar showing the current transaction depth or something like that.

    31 votes

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  13. To get an ALTER script for an existing stored proc or UDF you just need to right click it in Object Explorer and select Modify. For views you can't do this. You have to select "Script view as.." then "Alter to..." then "New query editor window". It's only two extra mouse clicks but they are two very annoying mouse clicks! I was hoping this would have come back for SQL2012 as you used to be able to do this in SQL2000, but it hasn't. Redgate to the rescue?

    18 votes

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  14. 1)Automatically name tabs generated by modifying a stored procedure in the Object Explorer. I noticed you added the functionality to right-click on a procedure name in-line and generate an ALTER script. That's AWESOME, and even more awesome is the fact that the tab is named by default. Usually tabs in SMS have some dynamically-generated name that's useless.
    2) add ability to rename a tab without saving the contents of the tab. Just a right-click->Rename
    3) Hovering over a tab should give you a pop-up with the first dozen or so lines of text in that tab.

    90 votes

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  15. 1) add a possibility to set custom colours to tabs
    2) pin in/pin out tabs
    3) automatically set colour for executing queries tabs
    4) add possibility to pop-up windows when query execution finish

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