What’s New in dbForge SQL Complete v5.8

January 31st, 2018

dbForge SQL Complete for SQL Server receives improvements on an ongoing basis. To stay up to date with the most recent developments, this article provides you with information about:

  • New features
  • Ongoing updates
  • Bug fixes

This topic includes release notes for version 5.8.

Code Completion Features

  • Prompt extension in SQLCMD Mode
  • Display a list of CHECK and DEFAULT constraints
  • Unwrap sp_executesql
  • OLE DB provider names are now suggested for OPENROWSET and OPENQUERY
  • XML methods suggestion XQuery

Code Completion features

Productivity Features

Jump between BEGIN/END

Navigation through the whole block on matching keywords of the BEGIN/END statements. To use this command, right-click either BEGIN or END, and select Jump Between Syntax Pairs on the shortcut menu. The matching pair will be highlighted. Note: you can also use shortcut keys Shift+F12.

Jump between BEGIN END

Jump between COLUMNS and VALUES in INSERT statement

It helps you easily find a corresponding value of the specified column in INSERT statements. The command will highlight the matching column and value. Additionally, you can use shortcut keys Shift+F12 as in the Jump between BEGIN/ENDcommand.

Jumn between column values

Execution warnings

It shows a warning message that may cause data loss when executing UPDATE or DELETE statements without a WHERE clause, as well as TRUNCATE. Warnings are not shown when modifying temporary tables or temporary variables. Checkboxes are set for any environment of TRUNCATE, DELETE and UPDATE statements.

Execution warnings

CRUD generator

Generates a result script for SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements to a new SQL document. On the CRUD tab of the Options menu, you can select what statements to be included into the script and in what order the columns should be set.

Generate CRUD

Run script on multiple databases

Executes a script to a new SQL document on the selected database on the connection you choose. The connection of the document you use is selected by default. To use this functionality, right-click on the SQL document and select Execute On Multiple Targets…

Run script on multiple databases

Execution notifications

When the query execution is completed, a notification with such details as a name of the document and duration is displayed. In addition, you can enable a notification and specify execution duration on the Notifications tab of the Options menu.

Execution notification

Transaction reminder

The notification alerts users that a transaction has not been completed if you execute a script by clicking F5 in SSMS. It contains the document name and a number of open transactions. On the Options menu, notifications for transaction reminder are selected by default. Additionally, you can set duration on the menu.

Transaction reminder

Find in Results Grid

Searches the required data by highlighting all the matches either by case, or whole words, or regular expressions in the results grid. In addition, you can navigate through the grid by clicking arrow keys on the Find menu.

Find in results grid

Copy Results Grid Headers

Make a copy of the selected column names and/or types to CSV, XML, HTML, and JSON data formats.

Copy headers

Grid Aggregates

Selecting two or more rows in one column automatically opens an aggregate grid that displays calculations on the SSMS status bar. Clicking the Close button on the grid, clearing highlights from rows, and selecting one or several rows in different columns will close the aggregate grid.

Data grid commands

Named Regions

Allows users to parse named and unnamed regions automatically, as well as wrap and unwrap regions.

named region

Find Invalid Objects

Allows users to search invalid objects in the selected database.

You can find invalid objects by right-clicking a database or connection in the Object Explorer and navigating to SQL Complete – Find Invalid Objects.

Find invalid objects

Formatting Profile Quick Select

Allows users to quickly switch between active formatting profiles, as well as edit profiles by opening the Formatting Profiles window.

To use this feature, simply right-click anywhere on the SQL document and select Active Format Profile.

Formatting profiles

Other improvements

Fixes and improvements to Documents Sessions

Document session

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