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  1. In SQL Server 2016 it is now possible to calculate between timezones. Currently it gives me an error, when I want to format it. The syntax is also not allowed at the moment.

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  2. Hi, It would be great, if you add precision and scale on numeric/decimal data types - column hint and table summary.

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  3. I used to be able to format selected code, as long as it was valid. Now when I select code that is valid in a larger script that has invalid code it does not format the selected code at all. If the invalid code immediately precedes it it will suggest that there is an error in the first character of my selection when there is none, else it will just act like it did something but do nothing. This used to work and is a frustration now. This has been the case with both 7.3 betas and I believe at…

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  4. SQL server 2016 SP1 introduced the "CREATE OR ALTER" PROCEDURE/VIEW - syntax, which would be very nice to have support for.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3190548

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  5. CREATE TABLE dbo.GrumpyOld (col1 int)

    SQL Prompt will alias the table as GO, which causes problems because it's a batch separator.

    Thanks!

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  6. Currently Tab Colors applies only on the Query tabs. It's much better to
    apply on schema-updating tabs too. Tabs such as Table/View designer or even Red-Gate SQL Source Control tab :)

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    1 comment  ·  Tab coloring  ·  Admin →
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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    Thanks for your suggestion Reza!

    We have already implemented this in the latest version of SQL Prompt so if you upgrade then both the table and view designers should have their tabs colored in the same way as queries. If they’re not being colored after upgrading to SQL Prompt 7.2 then you may have hit a bug so please do let me know.

  7. Looks like version 7.3 of SQLPrompt removes all blank lines after the query that it formats. Please change this back or make it optional to delete blank lines at the bottom of the query.

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  8. This is a clarification to an earlier post. (https://redgate.uservoice.com/forums/94413-sql-prompt/suggestions/13543761-enhancement-to-warning-on-delete-and-update-state)

    This is a great idea, but I was surprised by the number of "false positives" I am getting (and yes, I can just mute the messages completely).

    In my case I am doing a lot of updates/deletes on permanent tables with joins to temporary tables or table variables and that limits the update/delete scope.

    Can you add to this feature so that messages will not be emitted if there is a join to a temporary table or table variable?

    For example...
    Update dbo.RealTable
    Set SomeData = tt.SomeData
    From dbo.RealTable…

    6 votes

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  9. Please provide a way to turn off the gutter icon. I do not use it but what DOES happen is that I constantly activate it when I'm selecting and moving around in my sql. It's annoying - extremely.

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    Hi Nick,

    This should already be possible in the latest version of SQL Prompt (7.2.4), you can right click on the icon in the gutter and select “Disable actions list”. Alternatively there’s a check box in the SQL Prompt options on the behavior page for “Show actions list for selected test” and unchecking this should also disable the feature. If you have any problems with it still appearing after you’ve disabled it just let me know.

    Thanks,
    Aaron.

  10. The new Execution Warnings functionality to warn of UPDATE or DELETE statements without a WHERE clause is great; however, the warning triggers even when the code is in the definition of a Stored Procedure.

    It would be good then to have advanced functionality to allow for us to be able to select whether to warn on SP definition text, or to turn on the warnings when running against temporary tables.

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  11. I'd like to be able to configure a style for CASE statements using options like the following:

    • New line after THEN
    • New line before ELSE
    • New line after ELSE
    • ELSE match indent of CASE
    • END match indent of CASE

    It would also be nice to have a threshold setting (in number of characters) so the formatting settings are only applied if the length of a CASE statement exceeds the threshold.

    64 votes

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  12. Hi!

    It would be nice to have an IntelliSense for the DBCC SHOW_STATISTICS command.

    When typing

    DBCC SHOWSTATISTICS('HashAggregation','WASys00000001_2A8B4280')

    it would be helpfull to get the option of "WITH DENSITY_VECTOR" for example.

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  13. It would be nice if pressing the "d" key did NOT delete a snippet in the Snippet Manager!

    It took me two key strokes to figure out why the program didn't went to the first snippet beginning with a "d" - and now I have to spend time figure out what I have been deleting!!

    Of course, being able to navigate the long list of snippets using only the keyboard would be nice too. But of less importance. Deleting stuff without warning is bad, though!

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  14. When testing stored procs it's sometimes (or often) required to get the inside of the sproc and test it as a plain script. It would be helpful if SQL Prompt had an option to click a sproc and enable the coder to script it as a script with the input variables declared as plain variables at the head of the script (with maybe default values filled in already). It's something similar to taking script code and making it into a sproc but... the other way round :) It would make life easier for many a dev... Thanks!

    27 votes

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 7.3 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  15. This is a great idea, but I was surprised by the number of "false positives" I am getting (and yes, I can just mute the messages completely).

    In my case I am doing a lot of updates/deletes with joins to temporary tables or table variables and that limits the update/delete scope.

    Can you add to this feature so that messages will not be emitted if there is a join to a temporary table or table variable?

    2 votes

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    Thanks for your feedback on this feature! We’ve just released a new build of SQL Prompt (7.2.1) which won’t show these warnings when modifying temp tables with aliases.

  16. I have never clicked on a suggestion that results in opening the Microsoft Help window on purpose.

    As an example, if I have a long "IsNull" that takes up multiple lines, a tip box will pop up blocking portions of the query, and no matter where I click, this will pop up and block different portions. Often I will accidentally click the box as I need the cursor to be where the box is, and it will cause the dev environment to become unresponsive while the "Help" window loads.

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    1 comment  ·  Intellisense  ·  Admin →
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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    Hi Danny,

    It’s already possible to disable these tooltips in SQL Prompt. If you open up the SQL Prompt options, on the first page it’s under “Show tooltips for: Parameters”.

    Thanks,
    Aaron.

  17. The intellisense box often obscures data in the grid results payne which requires that I hit esc to close suggestions and then retype or ctrl-space to bring it back up.

    Possible solutions:

    1) The main reason is that the box is usually much larger than it needs to be. If it would auto size as needed it would take up much less room.

    2) an optional transparency setting would be much appreciated. Initially draw the box opaque but when the user stops typing, start fading it out a bit slowly because the user may want to see content below. The…

    21 votes

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  18. Sometimes, formatting makes a query less readable, e.g.

    insert table (col1, col2, col3, ....)
    values (1,2,3,...),
    (11,12,13,...),
    ...

    Formatting will put the values on multiple lines if there are enough of them. It's easier to see the data when they are on one line. So how about:

    --#region [optional description] #SQLPromptIgnore
    --anything in here doesn't get formatted
    --#endregion [optional description]

    Not sure what would be best for '#SQLPromptIgnore'

    2 votes

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  19. I love to have the options so that the first line of a stored proc is just the name i.e. create proc spName and the @parms varchar(20) and following would be on additional lines
    So for example

    create proc spName
    @Parm1 int
    ,@Parm2 int

    thanks
    Shannon

    4 votes

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    completed  ·  Andrei Rusitoru responded

    This feature was released in version 8 of SQL Prompt.

    If there are any missing features please let us know by creating a new suggestion.

    Kind Regards,
    The Prompt Team

  20. ALTER DATABASE <DB Name>
    MODIFY FILE (NAME = '', NEWNAME = '')

    1 vote

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    Hi Lee,

    Thanks for letting us know about this. NEWNAME is now suggested in SQL Prompt 7.2 which you can download from our website or through Check for Updates in the SQL Prompt menu.

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