How to Use SQL Enlight for SSMS 126.96.36.1999 to Improve Your T-SQL Code Quality
SQL Enlight for SSMS is a powerful extension for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) that helps you write better T-SQL code. It provides features such as code formatting, refactoring, analysis, script summary, script outline, and statement history. You can also integrate it with your continuous integration pipelines using command-line tools, MSBuild tasks, and TFS check-in policies.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use SQL Enlight for SSMS 188.8.131.529, the latest version of the SSMS edition of SQL Enlight[^2^]. This version supports SSMS 18.x and includes more than 300 analysis rules and 40 layout rules[^1^]. You can download a free 14-days trial of SQL Enlight for SSMS from the official website[^2^].
Installing SQL Enlight for SSMS
To install SQL Enlight for SSMS, you need to have SSMS 18.x installed on your machine. You can download SSMS 18.x from Microsoft's website[^3^]. After downloading and installing SSMS, you can run the SQL Enlight for SSMS installer and follow the instructions. The installer will detect your SSMS installation and add the SQL Enlight extension to it.
Using SQL Enlight for SSMS
After installing SQL Enlight for SSMS, you can launch SSMS and open a T-SQL script or a database object. You will see a new toolbar with icons for SQL Enlight features. You can also access them from the context menu or the main menu under SQL Enlight.
Here are some of the features you can use with SQL Enlight for SSMS:
Code Formatting: You can format your T-SQL code using a set of customizable layout rules. You can apply the formatting to the whole script or a selected part of it. You can also create your own formatting profiles and switch between them easily.
Code Refactoring: You can refactor your T-SQL code using a set of commands that help you improve its readability and maintainability. For example, you can extract parts of a large script into new stored procedures or functions, add or remove statement terminators, delimit identifiers, and more.
Code Analysis: You can analyze your T-SQL code using a set of rules that help you detect potential design and performance issues. You can run the analysis on the fly while you write code or on demand on a script or a database object. You can also customize the analysis rules and create your own rule sets.
Script Summary: You can get an instant overview of your T-SQL script using the Script Summary feature. It shows you information such as the number of statements, comments, variables, parameters, tables, views, functions, procedures, triggers, etc. in your script.
Script Outline: You can navigate through your T-SQL script using the Script Outline feature. It shows you a tree view of your script structure with nodes for batches, statements, blocks, etc. You can expand or collapse the nodes and jump to any part of your script by clicking on them.
Statement History: You can track the changes you make to your T-SQL code using the Statement History feature. It shows you a list of statements that you have executed, modified, or deleted in your current session. You can undo or redo any change or copy any statement to the clipboard.
SQL Enlight for SSMS is a useful tool that can help you write better T-SQL code in SQL Server Management Studio. It offers features such as code formatting, refactoring, analysis, script summary, script outline, and statement history that can improve your code quality and productivity. You can try it for free for 14 days by downloading it from the official website[^2^]. ec8f644aee