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  1. I'd like to enable schema collection when I'm writing code, and disable it when I'm doing adhoc queries. Why: We have 100 identical databases with 1900 tables in each database. When I run a query that pulls data from each database sqlprompt starts collecting schema data from all 100 databases, then it runs out of memory and crashes.

    The "Turn Off Prompting" option does not help.

    example:

    select id,customer from DB1.dbo.orders where date > @d
    union select id,customer from DB2.dbo.orders where date > @d
    ...etc...

    4 votes

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  2. When copying a list of items from something like Excel, it would be lovely to have a feature in Prompt which would highlight the list, hit a key stroke and it would place quotes around each item and a comma after them.

    It would stop me bashing the quote + arrow + comma keys at the speed of light.

    22 votes

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  3. I believe the DISTINCT keyword should remain on SELECT line but at least maintain the indentation please. Thanks

    6 votes

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  4. It would be nice to select a small already formatted script, and unformat it by putting it into one line.

    5 votes

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  5. When viewing code in a pop-up having hovered over an object e.g. a stored proc, you can only copy by clicking the Copy button (top right). I would like to be able to use ctrl+c

    40 votes

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  6. Please add formatting options for the deferent parts of the MERGE command like you have for INSERT

    8 votes

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  7. I'm finding my comments are hanging out all on their own after the rest of my code is formatted. I would request a feature to allow comments to indent to the same level as the code on the line below.

    56 votes

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  8. Please add support for SQL CMD mode. When SSMS is in SQL CMD mode, SQL Prompt pretty much becomes disabled when :setvar is used to define an object (e.g. table) name. Thus, in the code:

    :setvar mytable "dbo.mytable"
    select * from $(mytable)

    SQL Prompt is of no use. SQL Prompt should be able to resolve $(mytable) to the base object.

    17 votes

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  9. Have an option to sort the column list as it appears in the table rather than alphabetically. I have a good memory for where the functionality sits in the table, but I don't always remember the name. Columns are often logically placed in the table.

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    SQL Prompt 6.3 will display the columns in their table order rather than alphabetically

  10. 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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  11. As you select a Table say LotBaseLog , we get auto aliasing to give

    Select * from LotBaseLog as lbl

    What about using the alis in reverse

    Select * from lbl

    Gives

    Select * from LotBaseLog

    Have a look at Resharper Camel Hump principal

    Maybe an even better shorthand

    Mike

    2 votes

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  12. Instead of

    IF xxx
    BEGIN
    sss
    sss
    END

    It should format as

    IF xxxx
    BEGIN
    ssss
    ssss
    END

    for all cases where begin and end are used.

    18 votes

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  13. I recommend splitting the two as distinct user settings. Qualify objects should have two options: Always and Only When Necessary. The reason is that in many cases, such as a simple select from one tabe, table name in front of each field is simply clutter, adding no value. I fact, I remove them manually, as I am more interested in brackets than qualifying object names.

    Brackets setting (new seeting) should have a simple Yes/No option - When set to Yes, for consistency, I recommend using brackets even in aliases (another user requested this already).

    Other thant the above, SQL Prompt…

    4 votes

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  14. 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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  15. Extend the column toolstips with the nullable attribute, like this "ic.Attachment varchar(max) not null (Column)"

    4 votes

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  16. I just needed to re attach a database from a single mdf file. Something I do every 6 months or so and every time I have to google the command and its syntax. Would be helpful so SQL Prompt recognised and helped with these and other inbuilt procedures and their parameters, for example:

    spattachsinglefiledb

    sp_helptext

    spattachdb

    23 votes

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    In 6.4 we always provide intellisense for system stored procedures if the query is being run against master.

    If you’re running against a normal db then we hide the system stored procedures by default as they clutter the suggestions list. There’s a couple ways to get around this, either by qualifying with “sys.” or using the “List system objects” option. A video on this can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8DOTmHkKo8

  17. 4 votes

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  18. There is currently no support for the 'inserted' and 'deleted' tables within triggers. They should be treated as equivalent to the original table that the trigger is attached to.

    37 votes

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  19. Support lower-casing keywords instead of upper-casing them; this makes reading the query far easier as the app-specific bits are more visible

    4 votes

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  20. It would be nice if SQL Prompt could parse CTE expressions and provide prompts just like for regular tables

    14 votes

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