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  1. I find it extremely frustrating that each time I want to run SQL Prompt against a new query window (within Visual Studio 2012) I’m forced to “Connect to Server…” Is there no way to inherit the current connection made when opening a new query window or an existing stored procedure?

    I’ve been an avid user within SSMS and would like to make the transition to working within SSDT projects. This is definitely a deterrent to using SQL Prompt within Visual Studio.

    45 votes

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    We’ve released SQL Prompt 6 which includes a fix for this.

  2. It would be greate if you could make an option to Execute current statement/block/all staments from top to current stament (current=where the cursor located) when clicking Ctrl + Alt + F5/Ctrl + Shift + F5/Alt + Shift + F5.
    So, if the the cursor located in a the middle of long script, and I'm clicking Ctrl + Alt + F5 it will execute the currnt statment like if I would have select the current statement and click F5.
    Same for Ctrl + Shift + F5 and Current block and for Alt + Shift + F5 and all staments from top…

    43 votes

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  3. Bring in support for SQL Azure for the application. If there are limitations where it cannot be done for Azure, possibly allow the user to set a local database as the model for an azure database to build the cache.

    43 votes

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  4. Sample query (spaces marked with underscores):

    SELECTstaffId, staffName, a
    FROM
    __personnel

    SELECT and FROM have whitespace after them to align the rest of the statement. This formatting style is tedious to maintain and almost nowhere to be found in real codebases or on the web. Please support the more common code style:

    SELECTstaffId, staffName, a
    FROM
    personnel

    Just one space.

    41 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Format SQL  ·  Admin →
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  5. When writing a query that joins to several tables, the Join Clause only seems to look at the previos table to determine what columns can be used to join on. For example, when typing out the following query:
    SELECT * FROM [dbo].[employee] AS E
    INNER JOIN [dbo].[Department] AS D
    ON [E].[DepartmentID] = [D].[DepartmentID]
    INNER JOIN [dbo].[Position] AS P
    ON ...

    When I look at the options for the ON clause for the join to Position, it doesn't include any columns being joined back to the Employee table. It would be nice if the suggestions would include at least any foreign…

    41 votes

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    We’ve released SQL Prompt 6 which includes all tables in a join clause.

  6. 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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  7. I would like to see additional placeholders for the snippet manager. For example $DBNAME$, $SERVER$, $PASTE$ (already suggested). A format option for $DATE$ and $TIME$ would also be nice (e.g. $DATE(mm/dd/yyyy)$ $TIME(hh:mm:ss24/hh:mm:ssA/hh:mm)$, etc.).

    39 votes

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    We’ve released SQL Prompt 6 which includes several new placeholders.

  8. It would be nice if there was a way to import and export all SQL Prompt options like how you can import and export format styles.

    39 votes

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  9. There appears to be several items (BEGIN and END tabbing, table declaration placement, number of tabs for the join condition...etc.) that happen automatically when you click Refactor that Format SQL that you can't configure in the UI.

    39 votes

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  10. marker on pairs of BEGIN and END on code

    38 votes

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  11. Just like in Toad and SSMSBoost, there's a facility to create a script such as INSERT based from the given result grid. This would be handy in generating test data or re-populating tables

    37 votes

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  12. 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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  13. The XML data type methods are CASE-SENSITIVE - so SQL Prompt must NEVER EVER uppercase those! I have been requesting this feature for a long time. Please fix this.

    37 votes

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    completed  ·  Aaron Law responded

    We’ve released SQL Prompt 6 which includes support for XML functions.

  14. It would be nice if we can turn off the auto update check for a new version on start-up. This check is happening in the Visual Studio database project and in SSMS. I'd like to disable it. Thanks!

    36 votes

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    In Prompt 10.0.11 we added a new option to the help menu called ‘update notification frequency’. This will allow you to reduce the frequency of updates all the way down to major versions only (one update a year).

  15. I thought that partial matching for Intellisense was a rubbish idea, but after using in VS2010 I find it absolutely indispensable, and I really miss it in SQL Prompt.

    [b]What is it?[/b]
    An example:
    [code]
    CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Clients](
    [ClientID] [int] NOT NULL,
    [ClientName] [varchar](50) NOT NULL,
    [ClientSurname] [varchar](50) NOT NULL,
    [ClientCardNumber] [int] NOT NULL
    ) ON [PRIMARY]
    [/code]

    If I had to now type
    [code]
    SELECT
    ClientID,
    ClientName,
    ClientSurname,
    ClientCardNumber
    FROM
    dbo.Clients AS c
    ORDER BY
    $CURSOR$
    [/code]
    and started typing "Cli" I would get a list of all the column names on the table. However, if I typed "ID"…

    36 votes

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  16. Have the ability to turn off notifications such as "Slow cached time detected". I see it every time I connect to a database - and I work with every element in the db's so I want it all to be cached. But I do not want to see this notification every single time.

    34 votes

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  17. The options to "Only load suggestions for certain databases" and "Don;t load suggestions for certain databases" are nice, but it'd be really useful to also be able to include or exclude on a per schema basis.

    34 votes

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  18. Hi!

    Please consider this statement

    update t1
    set t1.value = t2.value
    from Table1 t1
    join Table2 t2
    on t1.ID = t2.ID

    When you have the cursor in the set-block of the statement, SqlPrompt doesn't know what 't1' means and which columns t1 has.

    30 votes

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  19. I just had a situation where I was in code, didn't have the object explorer opened up for the connection and wanted to look at the table properties, security etc.

    It would be really good if you good offer up a "go to object in object explorer" feature - similar to the F12 shortcut to load an ALTER tab, but just changes the object explorer focus to the object that I am currently at.

    29 votes

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  20. SQL Prompt sometimes works on some parts, e.g., it will give a list of columns for MATCHED but only for the TARGET table, never the source... It also suggest tables when coding a list of columns for an INSERT or it quits making any suggestions at all. This is a very hit-and-miss situation and very frustrating.

    As the MERGE statement has been around since SQL Server 2008, it's very surprising/disappointing that, considering MERGE to be a STANDARD part of the DB Engine, SQL Prompt is this far out of date... FOUR YEARS AND COUNTING...!

    Please "get current" :-)

    28 votes

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