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  1. Allow an option when saving / running a file that you format the sql to the format selected. Will make sure the whole team follow the standards and does not forget to run the formatter.

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  2. Add the ability to specify a named formatting style using a comment block.

    Add functionality to specify, in a comment block, what formatting style should be used when formatting the current file. It could be a simple addition to the existing turn-on/off formatting comment.

    Perhaps something like this:
    --SQL Prompt Formatting On - Style = "My Style"

    The above would turn on formatting and specify what style to use.

    This functionality would be helpful in many ways.

    • It is already convenient to have multiple formatting rules, this would keep the user from having to remember what rules apply to what…

    2 votes

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  3. When adding brackets via CTRL+B,CTRL+B, Windows-based principals (users, groups, etc.) are not correctly bracketed. The brackets are placed around the domain or computer name portion of the principal, instead of the combination of the domain/computer and user/group name.

    For example, if this statement is entered

    ALTER SERVER ROLE sysadmin ADD MEMBER MYDOMAIN\USER

    using CTRL+B,CTRL+B will yield this:

    ALTER SERVER ROLE [sysadmin] ADD MEMBER [MYDOMAIN]\USER

    instead of the correct syntax:

    ALTER SERVER ROLE [sysadmin] ADD MEMBER [MYDOMAIN\USER]

    Would also be helpful if principals from NT AUTHORITY and NT SERVICE could be correctly handled.

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  4. Have buttons to add/remove square brackets rather than tucked away under Options, so they can be toggled on or off easily.

    And/or move the square brackets option out of Options and into the actual formatting style (like the option to remove additional whitespace) so it can be saved and shared as a template

    2 votes

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  5. If I create a query with an ORDER BY clause such as ORDER BY 1, 2; SQL Prompt will flag the ORDER BY and report ORDER BY clause with constants.

    It would be nice to have an option to have SQL Prompt replace the constant(s) with the correct column names.

    3 votes

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  6. It would be nice if the new Bulk Formatting or Bulk Code Analysis functionality could also target items directly in the database. This would save time because I wouldn't first have to save objects definitions to my computer.

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  7. I am a brand new user (1 day) for SQL PROMPT. I managed to get my parameter statements to align, but there is no option on my custom formatting style to align my set statements. See the attached jpg. Trying to get it to look like the yellow highlighted area.

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  8. DAX Studio has a splendid feature that I think is missing from SQL Prompt and could be rather easily implemented. In DAX Studio one can switch with one mouse click between putting commas before or after the column names. The "before" option greatly speeds up debugging but such formatting should not be left in production. In prod we want to have commas after the column name. Would it be possible to add a quick action or option to SQL Prompt so that commas are immediately placed at the end or beginning of column names? I know there are formatting styles…

    4 votes

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  9. Allow the FROM, WHERE, GROUP BY, etc. clauses to indent from the select.

    Change
    SELECT Col1,
    Col2
    FROM Tab1
    WHERE a = b

    To

    SELECT Col1,
                  Col2
        FROM Tab1
        WHERE a = b
    
    3 votes

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  10. The below script causes SQL Formatter rules to fail with the error "Script parsing error(s) ... Incorrect syntax near url. ... Failed refactorings: Insert semicolons (Script parsing errors)"

    create database foo;
    go
    
    backup database foo 
        to url = N'https://foocorp.blob.core.windows.net/backups/foo/foo_1.bak';
    go
    
    restore database foo 
        from url = N'https://foocorp.blob.core.windows.net/backups/foo/foo_1.bak';
    go
    

    SSMS Parse (ctrl+F5) reveals that this snippet parses correctly. When replaced with a valid URL target, this syntax also executes without error.

    Please update the semicolon rule and any other necessary rules to handle for backup/restore from URL as a valid formattable syntax.

    (possibly related? https://redgate.uservoice.com/forums/94413-sql-prompt/suggestions/40184173-format-sql-backup-to-url-with-credential-breaks-co)

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  11. Would love to have the option to have all conditions (AND / OR) aligned (or same indentation) with the ON clause, for example:

    FROM dbo.orders AS o
    JOIN dbo.orderAttributes AS oa
    ~~ON oa.companyID = o.companyID
    ~~AND oa.orderID = o.orderID

    4 votes

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  12. I have set up rules to format as such:

    Select *
    From Employees e Join
    People p On e.PersonID = p.PersonID;

    Each table/view object aligned on a new line. However, when I convert to a "cross join", they don't generate a new line, they concatenate on the same line, like such:

    Select *
    From Employees e Cross Join People p;

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  13. Removing brackets from database names causes VS schema compare to indicate file differences because VS requires database reference variables to be enclosed in brackets. Need an option to exclude removal of brackets from database and server in three and four part names.

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  14. A formatting feature to change syntax between these two forms

    SELECT field1 AS Alias1, field2 AS Alias2 FROM table1

    SELECT Alias1 = field1, Alias2 = field2 FROM table1

    Ideally useable without having to invoke the "Format SQL" command.
    Hopefully selectable as an enabled option within a Format SQL style set.

    I spend a non-trivial amount of time reformatting SQL code for leading/trailing comma placement and alias AS/= placement, this would be a HUGE help

    4 votes

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  15. It would be appreciated if you could enhance the SqlPrompt Formatting Styles functionality. I believe this would go in the STATEMENTS >>> Data (DML) section.

    I'd like to continue using the "If there are multiple expressions" item of the "Place GROUP BY / ORDER BY expression on new line" drop-down. But I'd like those expressions to be indented; they presently all left-align to the GROUP BY.

    Also, while you're there, it seems that it would be good to also have add an "If longer than wrap column" option to the above-mentioned drop-down.

    2 votes

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  16. It would be appreciated if you could enhance the SqlPrompt Formatting Styles functionality for the Clauses >>> JOIN section. I'd like the ON keyword to stay on the same line as the table-name, but when constraints are line-wrapped, I'd just like them to be "normally" indented.

    Presently, the only way to get close to this behavior is to check the "Place ON keyword on new line" checkbox and set "ON keyword alignment" to "Indented". But I don't want that box checked.

    3 votes

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  17. Be able to refactor INSERT statement into UPDATE statement that has SELECT rather than VALUES i.e. "insert into xxx select from".

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  18. The current parenthesis options I have set for an INSERT INTO (DML) statement, only appear to work for the list of columns, but NOT for the list of values in the VALUE clause. I'm unsure why this behaviour is different, but this inconsistency seems like a bug.

    I have provided a screenshot where you can clearly see the parentheses are not aligned correct in comparison with the INSERT statement.

    Ultimately I would like for the formatting to be overall consistent.

    2 votes

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  19. Add a menu Item option to unformat a query. In other words take the query that is highlighted or every query in the script and convert them to be on a single line with only a single space between keywords, words, and operators.
    This would be very useful for having to copy SQL into a table or other some object that shouldn't have normal formatting in it.
    An option would be to double up all single quotes, so that the query can be placed between single quotes.

    5 votes

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  20. SQL Prompt does not start a new line for the SELECT portion of a CTAS statement within Azure Synapse Analytics when there is a defined distribution or index using a WITH clause. Instead the SELECT statement is tabbed way over to the right.

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