What’s New in dbForge Studio for SQL Server, v3.5

Brand new SQL Formatter component

We have revised and improved this essential component. Pivotal new formatting features include:

Formatting profile introduced

  • Formatting preferences stored in an individual file
    Personalize SQL formatting settings and save them in a single .xml file for convenient handling.

  • Multiple formatting profiles and profile import supported
    Activate whichever profile that suits your needs best, import and export profiles.

  • Single-profile for multiple workstations
    Share your settings with colleagues to meet the company’s code-formatting standards.

New formatting options editor

  • Option quick search
    Use quick search filter when editing formatting settings.

  • Sample code displays formatting according to current formatting settings
    Instant preview for introduced changes.

  • Editable sample code formatting preview
    Insert a piece of your own code into the preview field to see the way it looks like with applied SQL Complete formatting settings.

Enhanced formatting settings

  • Any SQL-statement formatting can now be adjusted independently and more precisely
    Get unique formatting for each statement type.

  • Formatting settings for sub-queries added
    Now sub-queries can be formatted separately from the queries and sub-queries of other query types. Word recognition for different identifier cases

  • Switch between UPPER, lower or CamelCase - individual words will still be recognized
    Independent built-in datatype case formatting settings

New SQL code refactoring features

With the new version, we are taking the product to a new level.

Code and database identifier case synchronization

If your database identifiers were created according to certain adopted rules, then you will have no problem transforming SQL script identifier case to that of the database.

Stored procedure call expansion

It takes a single click to transform EXECUTE statement into a code block containing the procedure body. Execution logic is preserved, which allows easier code debugging.

Refresh suggestions cache

  • Automatic suggestions cache refresh by specified time is added
  • New option: Refresh suggestions cache on detecting changes on a server

New code completion features

  • SET IDENTITY INSERT tables suggestion is added
  • XML variables suggestion in the FROM statement is added
  • Column suggestion in the VALUES statement is added
  • Object suggestion for linked servers on SQL Azure is added
  • Table order in ON condition of suggested JOIN clause can now be reversed. Behavior can be toggled in the options menu
  • Inserted columns in SELECTs are now automatically qualified with a table alias. Behavior can be toggled in the options menu
  • Functions are now inserted from suggestion list with braces
  • ‘Refresh Local Cache’ and ‘Refresh Suggestions’ commands now use the same shortcut
  • ALTER TABLE statement now has context-sensitive identifier suggestion
  • ‘Run Current Statement’ command usability slightly improved
  • The Express edition has been enhanced with code completion for temporary tables

    New code formatter features

  • New Option: Add empty line after GO
  • New Option: Enclose identifiers within square brackets []New Option: Add parentheses when inserting functions
  • New Option: Enable autoformat words while typing
  • New Option: Alias Text Case - As in declaration
  • Code formatter functionality is available even if SQL Complete is disabled
  • Do not format tag is implemented. Now it is possible to format a whole SQL document in the editor ignoring selected code fragments which you do not want to be formatted.

    Improvements

  • Lots of snippets are added
  • Objects describe performance is improved