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  1. Changing

    SELECT TOP 10...

    to

    SELECT TOP (10)... should be a formatting option.

    10 votes

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  2. It's currently possible to align operations in WHERE which is great, but BETWEEN is not aligned.
    Example - currently:
    WHEREModifiedDate BETWEEN DATEADD(MONTH, -6, GETDATE()) AND GETDATE()
    AND City
    __________= 'Bothell'
    OR LEFT(PostalCode, 2)
    = 'CB'
    OR PostalCode
    _______= @prefix + @suffix

    Expected:
    Example - currently:
    WHEREModifiedDate_BETWEEN DATEADD(MONTH, -6, GETDATE()) AND GETDATE()
    AND City
    ________= 'Bothell'
    OR LEFT(PostalCode, 2)
    = 'CB'
    OR PostalCode
    _______= @prefix + @suffix

    3 votes

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  3. Options - Styles pane contains, for example, "Apply column alias style" and its drop-down. This does not belong as a universal style setting, among others.

    Please move it to the "Formatting Styles" configuration dialog.

    This is because many practitioners either do not know about the "alias = column" capability in T-SQL, or don't like it, or it's contrary to company standards. The ability to use this form, which IMO is more brain-friendly, ought to be on the Formatting page as it is, in fact, a significant style element.

    Thanks.

    4 votes

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  4. open source sql prompt's formatting module.

    1 vote

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  5. Current formatting is:

    CASE
    WHEN 1 = 1 THEN
    'Hello World'
    END

    I need the option to put the expression on the same line:

    CASE
    WHEN 1 = 1 THEN 'Hello World'
    END

    9 votes

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  6. Is it possible to add a hard return after the /* comment */ block so code doesn't keep formatting after the comment

    Currently:
    /* comment */ UPDATE User
    SET Modified = CAST('2018-12-20' AS datetime)
    WHERE id = 255454

    Suggestion
    /* comment */
    UPDATE USER
    SET Modified = CAST('2018-12-20' AS datetime)
    WHERE id = 255454

    4 votes

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  7. If a sql command is written with an APS specific statement (for example: "CREATE TABLE AS, or "OPTION (Label = 'Query Description')" ), then a script parsing error appears.

    8 votes

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  8. SQL Prompt is removing prefixes from column names used as parameters in function-calls. For example, if you use Cross Apply to a system function:
    SELECT *
    FROM sys.tables AS T
    CROSS APPLY sys.fnlistextendedproperty('blah','schema',schemaname(T.schemaid), 'table', T.name, null, null)
    It removes "T." from schema
    id and name in the parameters list. This means I have to add them back in if the column names are ambiguous. I don't see a setting for this, and have Prompt set to add prefixes to columns in the other clauses. So it'll add "T." to a column in the Select clause, and remove…

    4 votes

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  9. Please add an option be added to SQL Prompt to trim all white space.

    Ideally, the following would be supported:
    - Ability to execute against a query window or block of selected code
    - Available as a stand-alone shortcut
    - Can include as part of a Format SQL style
    - Option to remove a) leading spaces, b) trailing spaces, c) both

    7 votes

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  10. Currently, SQL Prompt either allows you to apply casing all at once with the Apply Casing Options, or it does it as you type if Enable Suggestions is turned on.

    Please add a feature so that I can have casing applied as I type, but without the suggestions.

    4 votes

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  11. What I sometimes run into, is that a table gets an alias (by SQL prompt), that matches an acronym for a snippet. Then, whenever I'm writing out my query, while calling the table by alias, snippet manager replaces the alias with the full snippet. Which can be annoying as Ctrl-Z doesn't work.

    My suggestion would be to check the snippet manager before assigning aliases and not have them overlap.
    Thanks.

    2 votes

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  12. When writing SQL I don't think procedurally, which means I don't think about nested, indented "blocks" unless I'm actually using some procedural style SQL extensions like try/catch, if, case (which is a little procedural expression inside a set based statement), and so on.

    Because of this, I like to align various different "types of things" in a statement to create vertical rivers.

    So, for example, insert, update, select, from, join, where, group by, having, and order by are all aligned on the left. You might think of this as "column 1 - sql keywords".

    Then come column names, table names…

    1 vote

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  13. On SQL Prompt Aliases section I would like to have on custom aliases when I add a new a dropdown or a list view where I can pick object instead of me writing the object name. it would be even better if it has an option to show only object not already added with alias.

    1 vote

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  14. Please, separate options to align aliases for columns and tables..... I love aligned column aliases, but table aliases advance too far right, unnecessarily.

    5 votes

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  15. Regardless of the source table, we would like the option to force table, column, and alias names to lower case. (We integrate databases from multiple sources and our queries look like a mess when half of the columns are upper case and half are lower).

    Example:
    SELECT dp.PROJID AS cpprojid,
    pld.suffix AS project
    segment,
    IP.projectnumber AS innprojid
    FROM DEL.PROJ AS dp
    INNER JOIN DEL.view
    projectlvldetail AS pld
    ON pld.PROJID = dp.projid
    LEFT OUTER JOIN inn.PROJ AS IP
    ON dp.PROJID LIKE IP.cpproj_id + '%'

    I think this is hard…

    7 votes

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  16. Semi-colons are automatically added at every END reserved key word. Make this optional.

    END(;)
    END TRY(;)
    END CATCH(;)

    This just look weird to everyone

    BEGIN
    ....
    END(;) <=== don't want it here... there's an ELSE continuation.
    ELSE
    BEGIN
    END(;)

    1 vote

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  17. It would be nice to have ability to format the documents automatically, have an API or command line command for that. For example to force format when check-in code.

    9 votes

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  18. If I have a very large script with the majority of it with formatting disabled, or even with just a highlighted small area... the ctrl-K,ctrl-Y formatting seems to consider the parts it will not be formatting. Example: code in a separate window will format instantly while in a window with 100k lines with same code highlighted it will take a long while. This seems to indicate that it is considering all of the code even though it is only formatting a small piece.

    2 votes

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  19. There is no option in CLAUSES > JOIN to place AND on new line (Right aligned to INNER) and in Data (DML) there isn't an option to put AND on new line. Lots of tables I join on I am joining on 2 columns and I prefer to have the AND a.col1 = b.col1 on a new line as well.

    4 votes

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  20. In version 7 the Style option FormatActionRemoveSquareBrackets was removed from the .sqlpromptstyle Style file into the .settings Settings file. I would like it moved back into the Style file, along with all other Style options settable under "SSMS > SQL Prompt > Options > Format > Style". See https://productsupport.red-gate.com/hc/en-us/requests/122489 for additional details.

    2 votes

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