SQL Complete

dbForge SQL Complete is an intellisense add-in for SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio with advanced autocompletion and formatting features of T-SQL code.

http://www.devart.com/dbforge/sql/sqlcomplete/

How can we improve SQL Complete?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Goto Type/Database Object

    Resharper, a popular addon for visual studio has a nifty feature where you can hit ctrl+t to open a compact search window where you can type part of a type name, and a list of clickable suggestions is presented as you type.

    http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/features/navigation_search.html#Go_to_Type

    It would be quite handy to have something similar for Management Studio.
    Clicking any of the matches could open a new query window with an ALTER statement prepared.

    114 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Highlight Unused Variables

      Declare @var1 INT, @var2 INT
      SELECT @var1 = 1, @var2 = 2
      SELECT @var1 [@var1]
      -- @var2 should be highlighted in the declaration since its assigned value is never used.

      108 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        started  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Suggest WHERE conditions

        Let's say, there are tables A and B linked with a foreign key.

        Currently, dbForge SQL Complete suggests joining conditions:

        SELECT *
        FROM dbo.A a
        JOIN dbo.B b ON ->> a.id = b.id

        As part of this feature, dbForge SQL Complete could also suggest conditions in the following queries:

        SELECT *
        FROM dbo.A a
        OUTER APPLY (
        SELECT TOP 1 *
        FROM dbo.B b
        WHERE ->> a.id = b.id
        ) t

        SELECT
        *
        , (
        SELECT TOP 1 ', '
        FROM dbo.B b
        WHERE ->> a.id = b.id
        )
        FROM dbo.A a

        SELECT *
        FROM dbo.A a
        WHERE NOT EXISTS( …

        51 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add option to include (NOLOCK) when auto-completing

          Due to the nature of our data, we use NOLOCK on most of our queries. It would be useful for us to be able to automatically have (NOLOCK) included when part of a statement is auto-completed. It may be useful to have it so that this option can be turned on only in specific databases.

          50 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Virtual Folders for Database Objects In SSMS

            The ability to add folders in SSMS for database objects. I understand these folders would only be virtual.

            I know of one addin that has this feature. www.sqltreeo.com

            41 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 41 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove square brackets

                Microsoft's SQL Server Management Studio puts square brackets [ and ] around everything scripted or dragged/dropped from the Object Explorer to the scripting window.

                I want a feature to remove all square brackets.

                I currently have to use SQL Management Studio search/replace to remove the brackets, and rather have the removal performed when I format the code.

                Jake

                28 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "Folding" queries

                  It would be interesting to be able to "fold" and "unfold" a query from a single line state (still showing the full query) to a multiline, formatted state.

                  The following query, for example,

                  | |
                  |+| SELECT * FROM SomeTable WHERE SomeField = 3.14;
                  | |

                  would unfold to

                  | |
                  |- | SELECT
                  | | *
                  | | FROM
                  | | SomeTable
                  | | WHERE
                  | | SomeValue = 3.14;
                  | |

                  and back.

                  27 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Execute Current Statement - Key binding

                    PLEASE, allow user to change the keybinding for 'Execute Current Statement' , this should not be that difficult. Believe it or not, I have to move my hands on the keyboard quite a bit to type 'Ctl-Shift-E' .

                    If you can't open it up for a custom key binding , then at least give some options , like ' Alt-E ' would be very nice.

                    Related to this feature:
                    http://devart.uservoice.com/forums/87893-sql-complete/suggestions/1335977-add-a-feature-to-run-current-statement

                    25 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Right Align of keywords

                      Right alignment of keywords is an important formatting option.

                      25 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Suggestion: Option to switch between select format styles

                        Here is a suggestion to allow the formatter (to be set to and) to automatically change the formats of declaring a field name and its definition.

                        i.e.
                        Style 1: select [field1] = a+b
                        Style 2: select a+b [field1]
                        Style 3: select a+b as [field1]

                        23 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • mouse over

                          On mouse over column or variable, show datatype full . Ex: varchar(nn), bigint NOT NULL primary autoincrement has index has unique has clustered...

                          22 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            2 comments  ·  Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • implement new code formatting options

                            SELECT
                            ......p.PersonType,
                            ......p.NameStyle,
                            ......p.Title
                            FROM
                            ......Person.BusinessEntity be
                            INNER JOIN
                            ......Person.Person p
                            ............ON
                            ..................be.BusinessEntityID = p.BusinessEntityID
                            INNER JOIN
                            ......Person.PersonPhone pp
                            ............ON
                            ..................p.BusinessEntityID = pp.BusinessEntityID
                            ..................AND
                            ..................be.ModifiedDate = pp.ModifiedDate

                            WHERE
                            ............1 = 1
                            ......AND
                            ............p.Suffix = 'N'
                            ......AND
                            ............p.Title NOT IN ('A1', 'B1','C1')
                            ......AND
                            ............(
                            ..................p.FirstName LIKE '%abc%'
                            ..................OR
                            ..................p.LastName LIKE '%def%'
                            ............)

                            Add the following options to customize the code formatter regarding the example located above:

                            For JOIN's
                            one indent less than current

                            For WHERE clause
                            stack conditions
                            Line break after opening brace of logical operand
                            Line break before closing brace of logical operand
                            Indent condition in list braces
                            Wrap condition…

                            21 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add vertical scroll bar to 'Quick object info' hint

                              Add vertical scroll bar to 'Quick object info' hint to make it possible to view the complete list of the table columns (table with more than 60 fields).

                              17 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include Snippets in Import and Export Settings

                                It would be great if there was an option to import/export snippets in the "SQL Complete->Import and Export Settings".

                                This way snippets could easily be shared between team members.

                                17 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include underscore in CamelCase interpolation

                                  In our schema, we have the unfortunate convention (if you can call it that...) of including underscores in many table and sproc names. For instance, a report sproc might be named Report_SalesByChannel. It would be awesome if the CamelCase interpretation either completely ignored the underscores in the name while providing the suggestions (so typing rsbc would suggest the above named report), or make it so the _ is one of the interpreted characters, which would allow r_sbc to again suggest the above sproc. Right now any stored procedure with an underscore cannot be quickly suggested by any abbreviation (just by…

                                  14 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to copy a value in the grid along with the column it belongs and formatted for WHERE clause

                                    For example, let's assume this is the output from a query:
                                    id name role
                                    -------------------------------
                                    1 Torn ADMIN
                                    2 John CLERK
                                    3 Adam SUPER

                                    I would like to click on say John, and press a combination of keys (CTRL+Q for example) and have the ability to copy in the clipboard the following: name = 'John'.

                                    In addition, if I select multiple cells, say I select all Adam and SUPER cells, and press the combination of keys, it should copy:
                                    name = 'Adam' and role = 'SUPER'

                                    14 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      1 comment  ·  Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Intellisense/Completion for UDTs

                                      User Defined Types seem to have no intellisense or completion. Hovering over them shows no information about them. SQL Complete does not offer to complete the field list when inserting into them.

                                      This is extremely annoying. Please add intellisense and completion for UDTs!

                                      13 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Option to right-align table aliases in SELECT list

                                        Add an option to right-align table aliases in the SELECT list.

                                        Here is an example:

                                        SELECT
                                        -> [alias]->-> -> -> =t.col1
                                        -> ,[different_len] -> =t.col1
                                        FROM table_name t

                                        =t.col1 should be right-aligned and stay under each other.

                                        12 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          1 comment  ·  Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Pivot Columnar / Vertical Tables to Tradiational Row-type tables

                                          I have looked high and low for product that will meet a need that I often have; from the number of posts that I find on the net many others have as well.

                                          More and more, with the increase in the amount of data being collected and queried, data warehouses, BI software, using columnar tables (sometimes referred to as a vertical data structure) makes more since. Vertica DB and Terri Data use this structure natively.

                                          However, it often is necessary to convert (or pivot) the data to a traditional horizontal, row-based format. In SQL Server as well as Oracle, and…

                                          12 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 13 14
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          SQL Complete

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base