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  1. When joining two tables, you today get the option to join on known references or identical column names.

    What I would like to see is an extra join option in the suggestions, if both the columns are NULLable:

    SELECT * FROM table1
    INNER JOIN table2 ON (table2.ref1ID = table1.ref1ID OR (table2.ref1ID IS NULL AND table1.ref1ID IS NULL)

    The above example might seem like rubbish at first! But sometimes when you have composite keys, one of the columns in the key might very well be a NULLable value.

    So a more valid example would be:

    SELECT * FROM table1
    INNER JOIN…

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  2. There's an obscure coding bug that I've seen multiple times in my 20 years of working with SQL Server, and it can be particularly difficult to spot as it doesn't cause a syntax error, yet the havoc it wreaks can be widespread. Consider the following scenario with two tables; they are similar but have differing column names. Now say I want to insert records from StagingTable into FinalTable, but only if they don't already exist there. Yes, there are other ways to handle this like Merge, Left Outer Join etc., but this is still commonly used and you will no…

    1 vote

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  3. Similar to the "Prefixes to ignore" option in Options > Inserted code > Aliases, could we have a "Postfixes to ignore" option to allow use to set words at the end of a tablename to ignore when generating aliases.

    Currently I have to keep the custom aliases list up to date, whereas this would do that automatically.

    2 votes

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  4. It would be very convenient when going through legacy scripts to be able to hit a shortcut combination to switch the order of an equality statement, for example in a JOIN clause

    For example, with the cursor on "A.ID = User.AccountID":

    SELECT U.Username
    FROM Account AS A
    INNER JOIN Users AS U ON A.ID = U.AccountID AND U.Active = 1
    WHERE A.ID = @AccountID AND U.ID = @UserID

    Becomes
    SELECT U.Username
    FROM Account AS A
    INNER JOIN Users AS U ON U.AccountID = A.ID AND U.Active = 1 --note, only clause where cursor is is switched.
    WHERE A.ID = @AccountID…

    1 vote

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  5. Custom Aliases - Ability to Alphabetize by table name

    3 votes

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  6. Custom Aliases - Ability to create the list and import without having to use the SQL Prompt - Options-New... Interface. Reasons: Speed and to alphabetize.

    3 votes

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  7. Please add support for the new SQL functions LEAST and GREATEST. Currently only available on Azure DB.
    Information (can't find official Microsoft documentation): https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6737816854498291712/

    3 votes

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  8. Add support so SQL Prompt will work in SSMS when connected to MS Dataverse / CDS (Common Data Service - Dynamics really).

    Right now, it fails since the (meta)data exposed probably isn't quite as complete as on a "full-scale" SQL Server database

    3 votes

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  9. Please create a rule that detects when the data type of input parameters, local variables, and/or expressions do not match the data type of the column in a predicate.

    For example, if we have

    a Person table, with column LastName varchar(60) NOT NULL, and

    in the body of a stored procedure which has an input parameter defined as @LastName nvarchar(100)... and a predicate like WHERE Person.LastName = @LastName [join, apply, correlation, and functions also need this]

    It would be wonderful - save me massive amounts of time - if SQLPrompt could flag this and help reduce implicit conversions.

    Thank you!

    2 votes

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  10. Please allow adding images/screenshots while posting an idea. Sometimes it gives a better understanding of the requirement.

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  11. I would like to rename tabs without having to save them as a .sql file to the filesystem. I run with alot of tabs all the time and it gets very difficult if you don't name them to find a tab that has floated into the dreaded drop down arrow. Once its there I have to walk through the whole contents of the drop down list of query windows to find the one I want. With a simple rename of the tab that could be managed by the solution file. I would be able to label them and track them…

    3 votes

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  12. Add /* / multi line comment shortcut for highlighted code in text editor. See SSMSBoost pro for example CTRL+.

    2 votes

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  13. When typing a string preceded with 'N' (like N'string value'), when you type the closing quote it gets doubled. Hard to explain, but easy to reproduce. Just type these two statements into SSMS to see the difference:

    SELECT 'Bill' As FirstName
    SELECT N'Bill' As FirstName

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  14. Scenario:
    If I run any select query where filed1=value1 etc, and it shows one or more rows in the grid below.
    Now I identify a required change and want to update that column value in a particular row.

    Current Process:
    One option is to write an update query and change the column value.

    The second option is to right-click on the table and go to edit but again it only shows a limited number of rows at a time.

    Requirement:
    Option1: Allow right click on result grid and give the option to script the selected row/columns(s) as edit query.

    Option2:…

    6 votes

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  15. When right-clicking in the results tab, SQL Prompt should offer the posibility to copy the results as a table with markdown formatting (for Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange network). See https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/356997/feature-preview-table-support for the syntax.

    1 vote

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  16. Hi guys,

    SQL Prompt is great. What is less great is migrating from one computer to another (or rebuilding your machine / VM / whatever).

    It would be super useful if we could have a cloud backup of all SQL Prompt settings, styles, and snippets which can be associated with our licence account.

    When we do an install on a new machine, we'd then be given the option to restore settings from the cloud.

    4 votes

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  17. It would be nice to have an ability to use either CTRL + click and SHIFT + click combos or to have check boxes there in order to select multiple closed scripts for a removal from Tab History instead of repeatedly hitting Remove context menu choice. It should save developer's time. Check boxes would be even better implementation choice, because that way you can apply context menu choice to a selection of scripts. Yay!
    Thanks!

    5 votes

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  18. I prefer types without square brackets ( INT vs [INT], for example).

    If using square brackets for identifiers in the format options, there is no quick way to remove these.

    My work-around is -
    1. Apply Format Style option "Add/remove brackets + Remove Unnecessary brackets"
    2. Format the block of code
    3. Apply format Style option "Add/remove brackets + Add brackets to all identifiers"
    4. Format the block of code
    5. restore format Style option to original choice

    It would be nice to have a single action to do this, or to have a separate option in format styles to…

    3 votes

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  19. When renaming both the table and schema name, and a table already exists w/ the old table name but new schema name, Smart Rename errors because it does not detect this conflict and tries to first rename the table to the conflicting table name.

    e.g., renaming stage.dboTable1 to dbo_stage.Table1 (and stage.Table1 already exists):

    EXEC sp_rename N'[stage].[dboTable1]', N'Table1', N'OBJECT'
    GO
    IF @@ERROR <> 0 SET NOEXEC ON
    GO
    ALTER SCHEMA [dbo_stage] TRANSFER [stage].[Table1]
    GO
    IF @@ERROR <> 0 SET NOEXEC ON
    GO
    

    would work if script instead did this:

    ALTER SCHEMA [dbo_stage] TRANSFER [stage].[dboTable1]
    GO
    IF @@ERROR <> 0 SET NOEXEC
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  20. It would be really useful to be able to choose the default comment style as either inline -- or comment block /* */, and have that style be applied when executing an auto-format on the script.

    See https://www.erikdarlingdata.com/sql-server/please-use-block-quotes-for-code-comments-in-your-t-sql/ for more info

    16 votes

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