dbForge Studio for SQL Server

dbForge Studio for SQL Server is an SQL server development tool incorporating query builder, data import/export and compare tools for managing and analyzing data.

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  1. SQL jobs functionality

    Ability to view, alter and create SQL jobs within dbForge Studio.

    80 votes
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    • Support Linked Servers

      Linked Servers are not supported neither while using intellisense nor in the database view nor in query builder.

      51 votes
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      • Search query history like SSMS Tools Pack

        It'd be great if dbForge Studio could periodically save a copy of the query file in some temp folder and also provide an interface to search all that history (and not just the current window).

        30 votes
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        • Allow databases to be grouped in folders

          It would be great to be able to group databases into custom folders. This is very useful when you have a lot of databases and many of them are logically related (like ReportServer and ReportServerTempDb)

          24 votes
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          • 23 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Unfortunately, Query Builder does not support CTE yet.

              Per your response "Unfortunately, Query Builder does not support CTE yet."

              You added support for CTE's to the application, but left it out of the query builder. So, the result is even though there is support now for CTE's, you still can't fully use it.

              Can you you just add the WITH statement to the query builder along with the other (SELECT, DELETE, etc....) keywords it supports?
              Seems like it would be a quick, simple, change.

              23 votes
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              • Find and Replace Dialogue: safer scope defaults

                The Find and Replace defaults to a scope of "All Open Documents", which is quite irritating and potentially dangerous when Replacing. This causes a jump to a different open document and is an unnecessary distraction. A safer and more reasonable default would be "Current Document", as most of the time I am interested in finding something in the current document. Very rarely am I interested in finding text in all other open documents (Object Finder is a better tool for that kind of thing) and would only want to Replace in All Open Documents in very controlled circumstances.

                20 votes
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                • Integrate MS SQL Server Diagrams

                  We store most of our database structure right in the database (field descriptions and FKs are pretty self-explanatory), so we don't have to make separate documents with diagrams. It would be nice to have an option to load existing MS SQL diagrams to your diagram editor. And save them back in the MS SQL diagrams format.

                  17 votes
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                  • Running database script against multiple databases on a server

                    For example, on our server, we currently have over 400 event databases. We would need to copy and paste the line to call the execute function 400 times and change the database name on each line.

                    It would a great feature if SQL Studio could give us a list of all databases on the server we connect to (with a check box next to each one), with an option to "select all". It would then automatically execute the query against all checked databases.

                    This would save us a lot of time, and would mean your product has all the functionality…

                    17 votes
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                    • Quick jump to corresponding BEGIN <-> END

                      Quick jump to corresponding BEGIN <-> END

                      In bigger procedures with a lot of nasted BEGIN-ENDs it would be very useful to have a shortcut key or right mouse button option to jump to BEGIN/END corresponding to the one on which you currently have cursor.

                      16 votes
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                      • Loose snapshots

                        1) Create snapshots into just loose files (organised into folders by object type); no snapshot file, just the scripts in their folders. Also be able to compare to these loose snapshots. (May be include the option to zip the folder structure into a single file if the user wants single file snapshot). The loose files really enables any source control that the user chooses, and makes it far easier for doing diffs.

                        16 votes
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                        • Creating constraints with nocheck

                          Recreating tables with data refill in some cases throw errors.
                          Please creat constraints with nocheck option first, and check it after if needed. Some ugly databases realy need this.

                          16 votes
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                          • Modify table with foreign key constraints

                            Currently I always have to switch to SSMS to modify a table that is referenced by foreign key constraints, because I get errors that the table can't be rebuild.
                            Would be fine to get the same (or better) possibilities as in SSMS.

                            15 votes
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                            • Suggest optimizations when right-clicking a database object

                              Suggest optimizations when right-clicking a database object (indexes, primary keys, data types, NOT NULL, ...)

                              15 votes
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                              • Coloring for NULL value in results grid

                                Is it possible to add the coloring for NULL values in results grid, like SSMS has (yellow, or customizable in options). It is much easier to spot null values that way.

                                14 votes
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                                • Generation of Database Diagram from foreign keys of the dropped in table

                                  Can the database diagram process allow us to drag a table onto the canvas and dbForge pulls in all the tables that have a foreign key relationship to it?
                                  It would be nice when studying a new database if we can drop a table on the canvas and get an idea what other tables are related to the one we dropped.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Generate CREATE script for filtered objects (e.g. Procedures)

                                    Filter Objects in databse explorer and then select contecxt menu item to generate the CREATE script.
                                    This would be much faster and easier to handle than the newly integrated Generate Script Wizard.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Add code compare built in dbForge schema comparison

                                      Code compare built in dbForge schema comparison is nice, but I miss bottom "Diff pane" like WinMerge has. This is very useful for long line code comparison.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Displaying calculations in the status bar

                                        I'm mooching this off of SqlRefactorStudio for SSMS, but since I'm really loving my dbForge Studio experience ... as T-SQL proficiency increases across my company, even our accountants are diving straight into SQL coding. They (and therefore I) have an inherent love of highlighting cells in Excel and seeing a number of common math done on the selected region such as SUM, MAX, MIN, and AVERAGE.

                                        SQL Refactor Studio (for SSMS) has this remarkable ability to highlight cells in the result set and display the math dynamically in the status bar. dbForge Studio in all its magnificence doesn't have this…

                                        11 votes
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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Login Credentials for Internet Proxy

                                          To look for and update dbFS requires internet access. Corporates often demand use of a proxy with login to open a path to the internet. I suggest that dbFS could at least present the login dialog box, and possibly remember my credentials for me when it strikes an internet proxy. This would allow the check for updates to work. Thanks

                                          10 votes
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