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Management Studio query formatting


Management Studio query formatting

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Meredith Joder
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Does anyone know if Management Studio can be set up to auto format when writing queries - along the lines of how Visual Studio will automatically indent the next line when writing

IF...THEN
[indent] do this
END.

I have seen add-ins to do this so I'm kind of guessing it can't do this - or there wouldn't be add-ins to do it. But I figure it is worth a shot to ask! Thanks!
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Nope. Can't do it.

There are a lot of third party tools for this, free, cheap & expensive. Personally, I use Red Gate SQL Prompt & SQL Refactor. Between the two, I can keep my code well formatted.

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Refactor is great for formatting. IntelliSense is included in 2008's SSMS.

An example of an online tool -

http://www.wangz.net/cgi-bin/pp/gsqlparser/sqlpp/sqlformat.tpl

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Thanks for the information!
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