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.

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  1. Provide quick access to the object definition SQL

    E.g. by implementing the command that opens object definition in the new document.

    120 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      112 votes
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      • 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.

        95 votes
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        • Ability to re-open tabs after reboot or after closing SSMS

          A really cool addition to Sql Complete would be the ability to re-open tabs after a reboot or even after just closing SSMS.

          If you look at good quality text editors such as UltraEdit or even browsers such as Chrome & Firefox, they have the ability to remember which tabs were open.

          64 votes
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            started  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Save Execution History

            Save a history of your executed SQL statements and allow you to search that history.

            Also save the current session so when you open SSMS you can click a button to open all the queries you has open when you last closed SSMS.

            52 votes
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            • 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
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              • 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.

                39 votes
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                • Installer - Give option to ignore message about running applications

                  Everytime I upgrade, the installer forces me to exit Visual Studio. However, I only install SQL Complete for Management Studio. Please give me an option to ignore that error message

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                  • 30 votes
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                    • 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

                      28 votes
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                      • Extended Outline - Custom Collapsable Regions (like C#) with Comments

                        Introduce Regions like #region in C# for collapsable sections. This regions should have a "name" or comment and should be displayed in document outline for navigation. This has lot of benefits in large sql code files for better orientation and navigation.

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                        • "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.

                          24 votes
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                          • Right Align of keywords

                            Right alignment of keywords is an important formatting option.

                            24 votes
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                            • 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
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                              • 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
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                                  2 comments  ·  Features  ·  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

                                  22 votes
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                                  • Insert Script generation for row/rows

                                    I would love to see an option where you can right click on a row and say generate insert script for the row. You could also extend this to select multiple rows and limit column selection.

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Active Directory Integrated Authentication

                                      We'd like SQL Complete to work with (Azure) Active Directory Integrated Authentication

                                      18 votes
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                                      • 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…

                                        18 votes
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                                        • Ability to select different formatting for alias and schema

                                          The only deal breaker is the inability to generate upper case table alias, without also making all schemas uppercase.

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